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 15,525 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 May 10th, 2022. 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

Turtle Rock Lighthouse - Copyright 2004 Ron Polityka - WB3AAL
Turtle Rock Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2004 Ron Polityka - WB3AAL
Added to World List of Lights July 26, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 509W1HMM2022-07-062022-07-10Holiday style primarily 20m but may try as high as 6m if the propagation is good.
USA 584N7JN2022-08-062022-08-07N7JN is the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Operators are K7BLS and KD7KAB
ITA 114IQ4RA2022-08-202022-08-21ARI Ravenna for the ILLW 2022 INFO:
USA 010KC4DM (W4NAS CLUB CALL)2022-08-202022-08-21Our club is planning to operate there for the 25th ann of your lighthouse group. I think I read that somewher[. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
ENG 165M0RBG/P2022-05-182022-05-18
ENG 163M0RBG/P2022-05-182022-05-18
CAN 1337VE3CBK/QRP2022-05-172022-05-17
CAN 1080VE3CBK/QRP2022-05-172022-05-17
CAN 412VE3CBK/QRP2022-05-172022-05-17
CAN 790VE3CBK/QRP2022-05-172022-05-17
CAN 791VE3CBK/QRP2022-05-172022-05-17
USA 054W8GVU2022-05-132022-05-15
USA 411NA4DC2022-05-142022-05-14
SPA 134EA2EBS2022-05-142022-05-14
CAN 810VE3CBK/QRP2022-05-112022-05-11
USA 313NN1NNN2022-05-082022-05-10
USA 641N7AME2022-05-072022-05-07
SPA 117EC1DJ2022-05-012022-05-01
USA 316N0MHJ2022-04-222022-04-26
USA 316N0MHJ/42022-04-222022-04-25
BUL 017LZ2HT/P2022-04-182022-04-20
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-202022-04-20
CAN 586VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-202022-04-20
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-202022-04-20
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-202022-04-20
USA 411NA4DC2022-04-162022-04-16
USA 372NA4DC2022-04-162022-04-16
USA 294AE2T2022-04-162022-04-16
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-152022-04-15
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-152022-04-15
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-152022-04-15
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2022-04-152022-04-15
USA 186N1GFV2022-04-122022-04-12
USA 857N1GFV2022-04-112022-04-11
FRA 266F5OHH/P2022-04-092022-04-09
FRA 186F5OHH/P2022-03-312022-03-31
FRA 367F5OHH/P2022-03-182022-03-18
USA 689KD9FM2022-03-142022-03-14
FED 274DL6JZ/P2022-03-072022-03-07
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
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
ShablaBulgariaBUL 0172022-05-10

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 2003-2022 ARLHS, LLC.
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