ARLHS World List of Lights (WLOL)

List of the world's lighthouses by the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

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About the World List of Lights

There are literally thousands of lighthouses, lightships, and navigational beacons around the world. In an effort to be able to readily identify these lights for amateur radio contact purposes, we created the Official ARLHS World List of Lights. The ARLHS WLOL contains information on 15,527 Lighthouses in 234 amateur radio call areas.

The WLOL is a utility for amateur radio operations, but we encourage all lighthouse and lightship aficionados to use, enjoy and help improve the data within this directory.

The last update to the WLOL occurred August 23rd, 2022. We constantly update and add to the list as more data becomes available. You can help. If you have coordinates for a light, propose them on the light's WLOL web page. If you see a correction or an addition needs to be made, please send an e-mail with the information to the Lighthouse List manager.

ARLHS Lighthouse Picture of the Day

Faro Mar del Tuyu - Copyright 2009 LU3DR
Faro Mar del Tuyu
Copyright Copyright 2009 LU3DR
Added to World List of Lights July 7, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 617W6P2022-11-052022-11-05San Francisco Radio Club activation, SES Trifecta. QRV time is dependent on ferry schedule.
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 1308VA7DBJ2022-09-112022-09-11
SPA 235EB1AO2022-09-112022-09-11
CAN 465VY2PLH2022-09-092022-09-11
BUL 021LZ2HT/P2022-09-062022-09-06
NET 189PA3HHT/P2022-09-042022-09-04
CAN 865MVA3VGR2022-09-042022-09-04
SPA 196EB1AO2022-09-032022-09-03
NET 026PA3HHT/P2022-09-032022-09-03
EST 014ES2TT/02022-09-032022-09-03
EST 006ES2TT/02022-09-032022-09-03
CAN 1035VE3CBK/QRP2022-09-022022-09-02
CAN 1036VE3CBK/QRP2022-09-022022-09-02
POL 016SP200E2022-08-012022-08-31
POL 016SN200I2022-08-012022-08-31
CAN 1452VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1453VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1454VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1061VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1455VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1456VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1067VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1068VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1037VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1071VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1017VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 1018VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
CAN 950VE3CBK/QRP2022-08-272022-08-27
IND 166VU2EXP2022-08-192022-08-22
PUR 016KP3LH2022-08-192022-08-22
ITA 114IQ4RA2022-08-202022-08-21
USA 010KC4DM (W4NAS CLUB CALL)2022-08-202022-08-21
FED 362DL4FO/LH2022-08-202022-08-21
FRA 326TM2LW2022-08-202022-08-21
URU 006CW5X2022-08-202022-08-21
USA 885N8PPQ2022-08-202022-08-21
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
41POL 008Hel
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Kopli Lahe Alumine TulepaakEstoniaEST 0892022-08-23
Kopli Lahe ├╝lemine TulepaakEstoniaEST 0902022-08-23
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Norwalk/Sheffield Island/Smith IslandUnited States Of AmericaUSA 7532022-08-23
BaltrumFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 3622022-08-13
ThorshavnFaroe IslandFAR 0292022-08-13
Start Point, DevonEnglandENG 1482022-08-13

This database provides not only the light list, but also lists the IOTA number (if on an island) and the Grid Square.

These are lists of the world's lights, and to each we have assigned an ARLHS Number. Use this list to determine if a particular light is recognized for the various ARLHS awards, and check to see if your favorite light is listed. The list is trademarked and the copyright is owned by ARLHS, LLC, but you are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose once you have obtained written permission from the ARLHS (see below).

The information contained within the ARLHS World List of Lights is Copyright 2003-2022 ARLHS, LLC.
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