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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 15,365 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 March 17th, 2017. 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
BEL- 044 Knokke Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2008 Pat on7pp
Added to World List of Lights August 29, 2008
Lighthouse Radio Activations
|Light #||Call Sign||Date Begin||Date End||Notes|
|Activations during the next 90 days|
|Light #||Call Sign||Date Begin||Date End||Operator(s) Notes|
|BAL 022||EA6ALW/P||2017-05-02||2017-05-02||QSL DIRECT OR BUREAU VIA EA6ALW|
|USA 448||K2TAS/P||2017-05-13||2017-05-13||Will be activating Bug Light portable|
|USA 509||W1HMM||2017-06-09||2017-06-11||Will be operating QRP phone and digital mostly 20 and 40 meters. Simultaneous IOTA activation.|
|Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations|
|# Activations||Light #||Name|
|35||USA 1020H||Cedar Point|
|33||USA 377||Hooper Island|
|33||USA 630||Point No Point|
|26||USA 195||Cove Point|
|22||USA 601||Piney Point|
|20||USA 628||Point Lookout|
|20||USA 394||Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)|
|19||ITA 181||Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)|
|17||USA 1103||Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)|
|16||USA 083||Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)|
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 2003-2017 ARLHS, LLC.
Visit ARLHS for usage information.
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