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 15,422 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 July 12th, 2019. 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 de San Emeterio - Copyright 2007 EB1DH (Robert)
Faro de San Emeterio
Copyright Copyright 2007 EB1DH (Robert)
Added to World List of Lights March 12, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
BUL 017LZ2HT/P2019-07-192019-07-19
USA 048W1RIA2019-07-202019-07-20This light will be activated from 10am till 4:30pm local time by the RI Amateur Radio Emergency Service... fre[. . .]
SAF 034ZS9BAK2019-08-022019-08-04
USA 538AA0RD2019-08-162019-08-18Station callsign will be N7D, for the 2019 ILLW weekend. Check the CWFUN/funspots website for self-spotting re[. . .]
DEN 038OZ/DL1BWU, OZ1KAH2019-08-162019-08-20
FRA 200TM2LW2019-08-172019-08-18ILLW 2019 (F4ELJ and F5OHH)all HF bands SSB, CW and Digital
SAF 024ZS0RR2019-08-172019-08-18International Lighthouse Weekend 2019 : We will be activating Roman Rock Lighthouse ZA0027 for the first time [. . .]
POR 018CT1MH2019-08-172019-08-18ILLW 2019
SCO 311108CV0002019-08-172019-08-18Clyde valley DX group members will be using the club call sign to activate the lighthouse using it's ref: SCO3[. . .]
USA 922W8GNM2019-08-172019-08-17W8GNM/8 will be QRV at the Port Clinton Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-922) and (ILLW US0228) on August 17th 2019 duri[. . .]
FRA 155TM3G2019-09-132019-09-15Activation by Radio club F5KAY information
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 258VE9NLH2019-07-122019-07-14
USA 880VE3CBK/W1/QRP2019-07-142019-07-14
USA 459VE3CBK/W1/QRP2019-07-142019-07-14
USA 890VE3CBK/W1/QRP2019-07-142019-07-14
USA 527VE3CBK/W1/QRP2019-07-122019-07-13
USA 526VE3CBK/W1/QRP2019-07-122019-07-13
USA 597VE3CBK/W1/QRP2019-07-122019-07-13
SPA 029EA5IJG2019-06-242019-06-29
USA 734KK1TLS2019-06-292019-06-29
FRA 365F5OHH/P2019-06-282019-06-28
USA 066KK1TLS2019-06-282019-06-28
USA 910KK1TLS2019-06-282019-06-28
FRA 080F5OHH/P2019-06-272019-06-27
FRA 300F5OHH/P2019-06-262019-06-26
FRA 761F5OHH/P2019-06-242019-06-24
CAI 076AM8WDN2019-06-232019-06-23
USA 509W1HMM2019-06-202019-06-22
USA 269KK1TLS2019-06-212019-06-21
CAN 1077VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-192019-06-19
CAN 1044VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-192019-06-19
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
CAN 1432VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
USA 231W1HMM2019-06-082019-06-09
USA 907N7AME2019-06-072019-06-07
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-062019-06-06
CAN 534VE2MW/32019-05-262019-05-26
POR 001CT7ASV2019-05-152019-05-22
CAN 512VY2PLH2019-05-172019-05-19
MAD 005CT9/DL1ASA/P2019-05-072019-05-07
POL 008SP3ZIR/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SP3HSZ/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SQ3REF/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SQ3OOM/22019-04-272019-05-05
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
33POL 008Hel
27USA 195Cove Point
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 017Stilo

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Seal Cove BreakwaterCanadaCAN 14392019-07-12
North Rock LightCanadaCAN 14382019-07-08
Arnprior Island (Ottawa River) OldCanadaCAN 14342019-07-06
Baskin's Beach Range Front (Ottawa River) (Old)CanadaCAN 14352019-07-06
Baskin's Beach Range Rear (Ottawa River) (Old)CanadaCAN 14362019-07-06
Aylmer Island (Ottawa River) (Old)CanadaCAN 14372019-07-06
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Aylmer Island (Ottawa River) (New)CanadaCAN 8672019-07-06
Baskins Wharf Range Front (Ottawa River) (New)CanadaCAN 10462019-07-06
Baskins Wharf Range Rear (Ottawa River) (New)CanadaCAN 10472019-07-06
Arnprior Island (Ottawa River) (New)CanadaCAN 10442019-07-06

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).

The information contained within the ARLHS World List of Lights is Copyright 2003-2019 ARLHS, LLC.
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