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 15,260 Lighthouses in 229 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 September 9th, 2014. 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

Bald Head Island (Old Baldy) Lighthouse - Copyright 2006 J.S.C. Kirk
Bald Head Island (Old Baldy) Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2006 J.S.C. Kirk
Added to World List of Lights December 31, 2007

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 855MF4FGJ/P2014-09-262014-10-09
FED 253DP4E2014-10-172014-10-19Contest Team West-Muensterland
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CRO 0149A/IQ3VO2014-09-182014-09-21
FRA 384F5OHH/P2014-09-092014-09-09
USA 181N3AO/42014-09-092014-09-09
USA 864N3AO/42014-09-082014-09-08
SPA 052EA2EEK/72014-08-302014-08-30
FRA 014F5OHH/P2014-08-292014-08-29
HAW 006KH6BWG2014-08-212014-08-25
USA 689KA0LDG2014-08-172014-08-23
USA 558N8NH2014-08-172014-08-22
FRA 014F5OHH/P2014-08-212014-08-21
SCO 155GB0NRL2014-08-212014-08-21
ITA 052I4/IZ6ASI2014-08-192014-08-20
ITA 052IZ6ASI2014-08-192014-08-19
ITA 052IZ0DIB2014-08-192014-08-19
FED 252DK0FC/LGT2014-08-152014-08-18
FED 006DF0WLG2014-08-152014-08-18
WMA 0299M4LHX2014-08-162014-08-18
SWE 474SM7I2014-08-162014-08-17
FED 258DM2DLG/LH2014-08-162014-08-17
USA 411W4J BY N4NAQ2014-08-162014-08-17
SCO 015GB2LBN2014-08-162014-08-17
SWE 3377S5LH2014-08-162014-08-17
ENG 096GB4OL2014-08-162014-08-17
URU 007CW0F2014-08-152014-08-17
URU 006CW5X2014-08-162014-08-17
URU 014CW5B2014-08-162014-08-17
FIN 108OH2NM2014-08-162014-08-17
IND 048AT5RP2014-08-132014-08-17
IND 058AT5RP2014-08-132014-08-17
GRE 123SZ5RDS/P2014-08-162014-08-17
CHI 012CE2EP2014-08-152014-08-17
POL 0103Z2LJ2014-08-152014-08-17
WMA 0249M4LHC2014-08-162014-08-17
IND 058AT5RP2014-08-092014-08-17
ARG 045LU8DCH/D2014-08-162014-08-17
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
29USA 377Hooper Island
25USA 195Cove Point
21USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
18USA 628Point Lookout
15USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)
15USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Kauhola Point (Hawaii)HawaiiHAW 0102014-09-09
Kalaupapa (Molokai)HawaiiHAW 0062014-09-09
Sambro IslandCanadaCAN 4422014-09-08
Cape AnnUnited States Of AmericaUSA 1052014-09-04
Thacher Island NorthUnited States Of AmericaUSA 10272014-09-04
WremenFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 2662014-09-04
Wremer Loch UnterfeuerFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 3422014-09-04
Wremer Loch OberfeuerFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 3432014-09-04
Block Island NorthUnited States Of AmericaUSA 0612014-08-31
Borden FlatsUnited States Of AmericaUSA 0722014-08-31

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 the Weidner Publishing Group, 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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