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 15,366 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 November 9th, 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

Bells Rock Light - Public Domain USCG
Bells Rock Light
Copyright Public Domain USCG
Added to World List of Lights February 20, 2013

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
BRA 284ZW2F2017-12-182017-12-18Special activation - valid only contacts Dez 18. CDR GROUP - Op PY2LCD 10 to 20m PH.
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 135MW4RYZ2017-11-112017-11-11
FRA 071TM1CT2017-11-012017-11-05
USA 783W0JH2017-11-032017-11-05
USA 1428KA3UNQ/P2017-11-042017-11-04
USA 923KD3CQ/P2017-10-282017-10-28
USA 702KD3CQ/P2017-10-282017-10-28
USA 1309KD3CQ/P2017-10-282017-10-28
USA 836KD3CQ/P2017-10-272017-10-27
FRA 015F6KOP/P2017-10-212017-10-23
CAI 001EH8FA2017-10-202017-10-22
FRA 066F4GYM/P2017-10-052017-10-08
USA 303W8L2017-10-062017-10-06
FED 357DL6AP/P2017-10-032017-10-03
USA 628KA3UNQ2017-09-302017-09-30
USA 767KA3UNQ2017-09-302017-09-30
USA 1409KA3UNQ2017-09-302017-09-30
EST 017ES1ACS/22017-09-262017-09-26
EST 012ES1ACS/22017-09-262017-09-26
CRE 007SV9/DM1OS2017-09-232017-09-25
CAN 464VY2PLH2017-09-152017-09-17
FED 257DK5AN/P2017-09-042017-09-08
FED 257DK5AN/P/LH2017-09-042017-09-08
EST 036ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-09-042017-09-04
EST 010ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-09-022017-09-02
EST 007ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-09-012017-09-01
EST 027ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-292017-08-31
EST 046ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-292017-08-29
USA 528W1HMM2017-08-262017-08-27
USA 975W1HMM2017-08-262017-08-27
USA 976W1HMM2017-08-262017-08-27
EST 064ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-272017-08-27
EST 014ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-262017-08-26
EST 013ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-262017-08-26
EST 006ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-262017-08-26
EST 020ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-252017-08-25
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
35USA 1020HCedar Point
33USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
21USA 628Point Lookout
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
17USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)
17POL 017Stilo

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Rio JarucoCubaCUB 0432017-11-09

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.
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