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 15,462 Lighthouses in 233 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 February 13th, 2020. 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

Girvan South Pier head - Copyright 2004 Bill Newman
Girvan South Pier head
Copyright Copyright 2004 Bill Newman
Added to World List of Lights November 18, 2007

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
ERU 017RC1BQ2019-10-092020-10-09I live in island, a my job is Lihgtman and technik of lighthouse
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
NET 001PA3BIC/LH2020-08-222020-08-23
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 109VE9BGC2020-05-242020-05-24
CAN 535VY2GF2020-05-242020-05-24
USA 182MK1ZK2020-05-232020-05-23
USA 1069KD9FM2020-04-202020-04-20
USA 683KD9FM2020-04-202020-04-20
USA 066KK1TLS2020-03-212020-03-21
USA 910KK1TLS2020-03-212020-03-21
USA 910KK1TLS2020-03-202020-03-20
USA 778N3DL2020-03-142020-03-14
USA 539N3DL2020-03-142020-03-14
USA 059N3DL2020-03-142020-03-14
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2020-03-142020-03-14
DEN 149OZ/DL6JZ/P2020-03-102020-03-10
DEN 145OZ/DL6JZ/P2020-03-082020-03-08
DEN 012OZ/DL6JZ/P2020-03-082020-03-08
POL 0413Z0LH2020-02-292020-03-01
USA 1394N3DL2020-03-012020-03-01
POL 0283Z0LH2020-02-292020-03-01
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
33POL 008Hel
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

WLOL Additions and Updates

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 2003-2020 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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