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 15,510 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 December 2nd, 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

Lightship Amrumbank - Copyright 2007 © by DL1WH
Lightship Amrumbank
Copyright Copyright 2007 © by DL1WH
Added to World List of Lights August 11, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 852F5OHH/P2021-01-202021-01-23Beware of the locator IN99FA
FRA 763F5OHH/P2021-01-202021-01-23FFF-2905 locator IN99DI
FRA 166F5OHH/P2021-01-202021-01-23FFF-0605, locator IN99FA
ARG 058LU8ACH/D2021-02-192021-02-2110W Only / Voice & CW Modes.
BRA 290PU2NJO/LH2021-02-192021-02-21FT8 15-12-10-80 SSB 12-10-80
BRA 063PV7AA (SPECIAL CALLSIGN)2021-02-192021-02-21Labre-AL (Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão-Alagoas) - website: visite-nos p[. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2021-01-102021-01-10
USA 1313N3WH2021-01-022021-01-02
USA 682KD9FM2020-12-292020-12-29
USA 683KD9FM2020-12-292020-12-29
USA 684KD9FM2020-12-292020-12-29
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2020-12-292020-12-29
USA 1104KB3K/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 084KB3K/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 1103KA3UNQ/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 1103KB3K/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 083KA3UNQ/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 083KB3K2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 290KA3UNQ/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 290KB3K2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 084KB3K2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 653KD9FM2020-12-232020-12-23
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2020-12-222020-12-22
IND 077VU2JHM2020-11-282020-11-30
FRA 852F5OHH/P2020-10-272020-10-30
FRA 763F5OHH/P2020-10-272020-10-30
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
39POL 008Hel
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Morro LoberíaChileCHI 1182020-12-02
Barbours Cut Crossing Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14672020-12-02
Barbours Cut Crossing Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14662020-12-02
La Quinta Outer Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14652020-12-02
La Quinta Inner Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14642020-12-02
Freeport Harbor Outbound Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14632020-12-02
Freeport Harbor Outbound Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14622020-12-02
La Quinta Channel A Inner Precision DirectionalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14612020-12-02
La Quinta Channel A Outer Precision DirectionalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14602020-12-02
Matagorda Bay EntranceUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14592020-12-02
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Point DiabloUnited States Of AmericaUSA 9742020-12-02
Khablovsky Range RearUkraineUKR 0482020-12-02
Contralmiranre VillarPeruPER 0052020-12-02
La ConcordiaPeruPER 0092020-12-02
Boca del RioPeruPER 0042020-12-02
Punta SamaPeruPER 0322020-12-02
Punta ColesPeruPER 0252020-12-02
Punta IslayPeruPER 0272020-12-02
Punta QuilcaPeruPER 0452020-12-02
La PlanchadaPeruPER 0112020-12-02

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 2003-2021 ARLHS, LLC.
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