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 15,391 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 July 23rd, 2018. 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

La Corbiere - Copyright 2008 EA9CP
La Corbiere
Copyright Copyright 2008 EA9CP
Added to World List of Lights September 22, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 538AA0RD2018-08-172018-08-19NDLS will be participating in ILLW weekend from 0000 UTC on local Friday to same Sunday. Special event callsign is N7D again. 80-40-20-6m PSK, SSB and CW. Will self-spot on
POR 042CR5PP2018-08-182018-08-19This beautiful lighthouse is gonna be activated on the 2018-ILLW ocasion Portuguese Navy Hamradio Club- NRA Team Leade is: CT1CZT Gamito
FED 134DL0DFF2018-08-172018-08-19also activated by DL5KUA/p (same period) during ILLW 2018
FRA 043F4FET/P2018-08-182018-08-19QRV for ILLW
ITA 068II0FA2018-08-182018-08-19Team ARMI:IU0AZQ,IU0JIW, IZ0DRB, IZ0JGE, IZ0PAW, IZ0MPO Activity from ARMI section Anzio-Ostia
CRO 193IK1WEG2018-08-142018-08-24During the holiday period between August 14th and 25th 2018 I will activate the lighthouse.
USA 039N2OB2018-08-182018-08-18The Old Barney ARC will be operating as N2OB from the Barnegat Lighthouse (USA-039) in Barnegat Light, NJ (Long Beach Island IOTA NA-111 & USI NJ-001-S) on August 18th in honor ILLW. Operation is planned mainly on 40 and 20 SSB with some CW and FT8 from about 1300 – 2100 utc . QSL via N2OB.
USA 504N8GU2018-08-182018-08-1910:00am ET to 5:00pm ET each day. CW top of the hour; SSB 20 minutes after top; PSK31 40 minutes after top. 20-40 meters (other bands if open) QSL info on (N8GU)
DEN 039OZ1KAH; DL1BWU2018-08-172018-08-19International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW
POL 002SP1KIZ/22018-08-172018-08-19
CAN 809VY2PLH2018-08-172018-08-19ILLW CA0062
LAT 002YL3HE2018-08-172018-08-19
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 821KD9FM/P2018-08-192018-08-20Activation for ILLW 20/40 meters ssb
CAN 1105VE2CSP2018-08-252018-08-25FOR INFORMATION:SMARCOTT70@HOTMAIL.COM. WE'RE ON 20 METERS AND 40 METERS PHONIE AND PSK 31. You're welcome![. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 754KA0LDG2018-08-072018-08-09
USA 392N2EIO2018-08-042018-08-05
USA 302KB3K/P2018-08-052018-08-05
USA 1254KX4O/P2018-08-042018-08-05
USA 334HN8KQS2018-08-042018-08-04
USA 339MN8KQS2018-08-042018-08-04
USA 911W2T2018-08-042018-08-04
USA 1445KD9FM2018-08-042018-08-04
EST 060ES1TIA2018-08-032018-08-04
USA 409KB3K/P2018-08-042018-08-04
USA 334MK9EAM2018-08-042018-08-04
CAN 1044VE3CBK/QRP2018-08-022018-08-02
CAN 769VE3CBK/QRP2018-08-022018-08-02
CAN 1077VE3CBK/QRP2018-07-262018-07-26
CAN 1044VE3CBK/QRP2018-07-262018-07-26
NOR 146LA/DH0JAE2018-07-242018-07-24
NOR 299LA/DH0JAE2018-07-172018-07-18
CAN 404VE1UW2018-07-132018-07-15
CAN 1286VE1UW2018-07-132018-07-15
CAN 1050VE3CBK/QRP2018-07-122018-07-12
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2018-07-122018-07-12
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2018-07-122018-07-12
EST 008ES/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-092018-07-09
SWE 002SM/RX3AMI/LS2018-07-062018-07-06
USA 370KC3HRV2018-07-052018-07-05
SWE 064SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-042018-07-05
SWE 007SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-052018-07-05
SWE 001SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-042018-07-04
SWE 078SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-042018-07-04
SWE 006SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-032018-07-03
SWE 270SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-07-012018-07-01
SWE 194SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-302018-06-30
USA 119NG7A2018-06-282018-06-29
USA 119NG7A2018-06-292018-06-29
SWE 201SM/RX3AMI/LH2018-06-292018-06-29
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
34USA 377Hooper Island
33POL 012Kolobrzeg
33USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
24POL 017Stilo
23USA 601Piney Point
22POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
21POL 070Police Range Rear (Odra River)
21USA 628Point Lookout

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Point PrimCanadaCAN 8092018-07-23

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 2003-2018 ARLHS, LLC.
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