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 15,522 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 March 2nd, 2021. 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

Nobska Point Light - Copyright 2014 Brent Putnam
Nobska Point Light
Copyright Copyright 2014 Brent Putnam
Added to World List of Lights January 2, 2016

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 1455KC7UOC2021-05-062121-05-06will be 100w in the afternoon (local time)
USA 1455KC7UOC2021-05-072121-05-07It has now been activated with 4 contact's
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 018AF5NF/MM2021-08-052021-08-05Will be operating maritime mobile anchored in Lydia Ann Channel near the lighthouse aboard M/V Remembrance. If[. . .]
USA 910W4AC2021-08-072021-08-07Activate 9AM to 4PM Tamiami Amateur Radio Club Venice
USA 808N8PPQ2021-08-072021-08-08'Loneliest Lighthouse' activation
USA 001K2BR2021-08-072021-08-08ILLW Activation
USA 334HN8KQS2021-08-072021-08-07Our Green Bay Mike and Key Club will activate The Grassy Island Range lights #334 and #339 On Aug 7th 1400 to [. . .]
USA 339HN8KQS2021-08-072021-08-07Our Green Bay Mike and Key Club will activate The Grassy Island Range lights #334 and #339 On Aug 7th 1400 to [. . .]
ITA 114IQ4RA2021-08-212021-08-22ARI Ravenna for the ILLW 2021 INFO:
FRA 472TM2LW2021-08-212021-08-22ILLW 2021, F4ELJ Dyd and F5OHH Chris, FR-034 and FRA-472,
NET 006PA1MP2021-08-212021-08-22Activated during the International lighthouse weekend by PA1VW and PA1MP
ENG 051M0MJA/P2021-08-222021-08-22
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 577K4MRZ2021-07-202021-07-20
USA 509W1HMM2021-07-142021-07-18
USA 107W7WGC2021-07-182021-07-18
EST 072ES2TT/02021-07-112021-07-11
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-112021-07-11
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-112021-07-11
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-112021-07-11
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-112021-07-11
CAN 232VE9BGC2021-07-112021-07-11
CAN 345VE9BGC2021-07-112021-07-11
EST 068ES2TT/02021-07-102021-07-10
EST 075ES2TT/02021-07-102021-07-10
CAN 1050VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-102021-07-10
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-102021-07-10
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-102021-07-10
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2021-07-102021-07-10
USA 866W7WGC2021-07-092021-07-09
EST 030ES2TT/02021-07-092021-07-09
EST 029ES2TT/02021-07-092021-07-09
USA 342WB7NIL2021-07-032021-07-04
USA 194W7WGC2021-07-042021-07-04
ENG 068M0MJA2021-06-272021-06-27
CAN 811VE3CBK/QRP2021-06-232021-06-23
IDO 289YB1JYL/72021-06-142021-06-15
IDO 289YB7HZD2021-06-142021-06-15
IDO 105YC7RV2021-06-142021-06-15
ENG 059M0MJA2021-06-132021-06-13
ENG 3322E0HPI/P2021-06-102021-06-10
CAN 1077VE3CBK/QRP2021-06-102021-06-10
ENG 1642E0HPI/P2021-06-092021-06-09
ENG 3052E0HPI/P2021-06-052021-06-05
USA 515KO4AFL2021-06-052021-06-05
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2021-06-012021-06-01
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2021-06-012021-06-01
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2021-06-012021-06-01
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

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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