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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 15,529 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 July 6th, 2024. 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

Farol Porto de Pedras, Alagoas, Brazil - Copyright 2011 Farol da Ilha Blog
Farol Porto de Pedras, Alagoas, Brazil
Copyright Copyright 2011 Farol da Ilha Blog
Added to World List of Lights June 28, 2011


Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
FED 242DH0JAE2024-07-172024-07-26holidaystile, only 14mc, cw and ssb, no ft8, sked via qrz.com
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CHI 081CB2MH/12024-08-022024-08-04ELQUI DX GROUP ESTARA ACTIVANDO FARO MONUMNETAL DE HUASCO CELEBARANDO EL DIA MUNDIAL DEL FARO 2024. ATTE CE[. . .]
USA 910W4LX2024-08-032024-08-03Check POTA.app for active spots. OP from 12:30 utc until 18:30 utc
USA 392KE4HAM2024-08-032024-08-03Also POTA US-2899. SCHHARC
USA 334HW9WES, N8KQS2024-08-032024-08-03Our Green Bay Mike and Key Club will activate The Grassy Island Range lights #334 and #339 On Aug 3rd 1400 to [. . .]
USA 417W9MWP2024-08-032024-08-03OPERATING FROM 1300UTC TO 1730UTC NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY (AUG7) WEEKEND. USING CLUB CALL K9EAM.. QSL info TO [. . .]
FRA 159TM0BSM2024-08-152024-08-18DL1DCT, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL5KA, DL8KR, DL4MME and DJ5KX activate the lighthouse Berck Lighthouse. More informati[. . .]
NTI 004GN0LIX2024-08-172024-08-18Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group - portable event station
CAN 453VY2EK2024-08-172024-08-18SSB on 20M-10M for few hours on one or both days depending on weather in recognition of for International Ligh[. . .]
FRA 854TM2LW2024-08-172024-08-18During ILLW 2024 (F4ELJ and F5OHH) HF, VHF/UHF, Satellites LEO, MEO and GEO https://www.qrz.com/db/TM2LW
GRE 084SV8GGI - SV1SXZ2024-08-172024-08-18The Salamis isl. Dx Radio Team will activate the Koghi (Salamina Isl.) Light ARLHS GRE-084 in 17-18 August 20[. . .]
GRE 107J48PLH2024-08-172024-08-18It will be activated as long as we get the Special Callsign license. To be updated...
ITA 051IZ6ASI2024-08-172024-08-18
FED 181DL0IPA2024-08-172024-08-18
ITA 151II1PV2024-08-172024-08-18www.arigenova.it
FED 299DM3O2024-08-172024-08-18We┬┤re activating this lighthouse due to the ILLW. The operators are DL1MF, DM8ET and DJ1TG.
FRA 568F5OHH/P2024-08-192024-08-23From 40 to 10m FFF-3596
FRA 588F5OHH/P2024-08-192024-08-2340m to 10m FFF-3596
CAN 542VE3WLX2024-09-232024-09-2323:00 GMT 80m 40m 20m 17m SSB
CAN 1340VE3WLX2024-09-232024-09-2323:55 GMT 20m 40m
CAN 806VE3WLX2024-09-242024-09-241:00 GMT 20m 40m SSB
USA 1463W1XQ/P2024-10-032024-10-03
CAN 711VE9POTA2024-10-122024-10-12POTA and WWFC activation as well VE9CF and VE9AJ are the operators
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 417K9IQ, N8KQS2024-07-202024-07-20
DEN 074OZ/DL2PK/LH2024-07-202024-07-20
USA 417W9MWP2024-07-132024-07-13
CAN 453VY2GF2024-07-102024-07-10
USA 844KD2VGK2024-07-062024-07-06
USA 205K4NAM2024-06-222024-06-23
USA 885AC9HP2024-06-142024-06-22
USA 885AC9HP2024-06-162024-06-22
FED 048DL4FDM/P2024-06-192024-06-19
FED 050DL4FDM/P2024-06-192024-06-19
FED 049DL4FDM/P2024-06-192024-06-19
FED 331DL4FDM/P2024-06-182024-06-18
FED 047DL4FDM/P2024-06-182024-06-18
CAN 397VE9CF2024-06-112024-06-11
CAN 713VE9CF2024-06-112024-06-11
USA 417N8KQS2024-06-082024-06-08
USA 866KF7UOQ2024-05-252024-05-25
ENG 316KW2024-05-202024-05-20
SPA 038EB1AO2024-05-182024-05-18
CAN 1423VE3WLX2024-05-172024-05-17
CAN 1041VE3WLX2024-05-172024-05-17
CAN 405VE3WLX2024-05-172024-05-17
USA 928KB6NU2024-05-152024-05-15
USA 069K5S2024-04-272024-04-27
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
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Seacow HeadCanadaCAN 4532024-07-06

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).

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