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 15,365 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 August 16th, 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

UKR-083 - Copyright 2006 UU6JJ/p  Vlad
Copyright Copyright 2006 UU6JJ/p Vlad
Added to World List of Lights July 23, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FED 357DL6AP/P2017-10-032017-10-03qrp 10 W + LW
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
DEN 148OZ4DUE2017-08-192017-08-20
NTI 004GN0LIX2017-08-192017-08-20
USA 286W2GSB2017-08-192017-08-20
NET 001PA3BIC/LH2017-08-192017-08-20
IRE 055EI1OHL2017-08-192017-08-20
POR 012CT1DBS2017-08-192017-08-20
USA 287W3FJD2017-08-192017-08-20
USA 538AA0RD2017-08-182017-08-20
CAN 165VY2PLH2017-08-192017-08-20
USA 864K4WP2017-08-192017-08-20
FED 362DF7BT2017-08-192017-08-20
POL 0173Z2LS2017-08-192017-08-20
LAT 001YL3HE2017-08-192017-08-20
USA 108N1KSC2017-08-182017-08-20
UKR 028UT1FG/P2017-08-172017-08-20
DEN 002DL1BWU; OZ1KAH2017-08-192017-08-20
LIT 008LY5O/P2017-08-192017-08-20
GRE 037SZ8LES2017-08-202017-08-20
SCO 083GM4NFI/P2017-08-202017-08-20
ICE 048TF/DL6JZ/P2017-08-202017-08-20
CAN 1105VE2CSP2017-08-192017-08-19
CAN 1105VA2RIO/P2017-08-192017-08-19
FRA 602F5OHH/P2017-08-192017-08-19
USA 911W2T2017-08-192017-08-19
USA 004KD9FM2017-08-182017-08-19
PUR 019WP4IR2017-08-192017-08-19
ERU 322RU5D/6, R7LP/P2017-08-152017-08-16
USA 783W0PHX2017-08-142017-08-14
USA 110N1ERC2017-08-072017-08-07
USA 248W2SO2017-08-052017-08-06
SWE 194SM4DDS/32017-08-022017-08-05
USA 039N2OB2017-08-052017-08-05
USA 339MN8KQS2017-08-052017-08-05
USA 334HKD9FM2017-08-052017-08-05
USA 948KQ9H/M2017-07-262017-07-27
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
35USA 1020HCedar Point
33USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
20USA 628Point Lookout
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
17USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)
16USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Peche Island Range Rear (Marine City Marine Museum)United States Of AmericaUSA 586M2017-08-16
Ueckermünde WestmoleFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 2442017-08-16
Swinoujscie - Mlyny Galeriowa RearPolandPOL 0272017-08-16
Swinoujscie - Mlyny Front RangePolandPOL 0282017-08-16
SwinoujsciePolandPOL 0192017-08-16
CerviaItalyITA 1962017-08-16
Po di Goro (Porto Garibaldi)ItalyITA 0732017-08-16
Punta della MaestraItalyITA 1292017-08-16
West SchouwenNetherlandsNET 0292017-08-16
GaskiPolandPOL 0042017-08-16

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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