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 September 14th, 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

Point Pinos Lighthouse - Copyright 2009 Phil - K4PWS
Point Pinos Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2009 Phil - K4PWS
Added to World List of Lights May 2, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CRE 007SV9/DM1OS2017-09-232017-09-25Hello, I hope that the wind will let the ferry to the island... By the way, the right coordinates for th[. . .]
FED 357DL6AP/P2017-10-032017-10-03qrp 10 W + LW
BRA 284ZW2F2017-12-182017-12-18Special activation - valid only contacts Dez 18. CDR GROUP - Op PY2LCD 10 to 20m PH.
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 464VY2PLH2017-09-152017-09-17
FED 257DK5AN/P2017-09-042017-09-08
FED 257DK5AN/P/LH2017-09-042017-09-08
EST 036ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-09-042017-09-04
EST 010ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-09-022017-09-02
EST 007ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-09-012017-09-01
EST 027ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-292017-08-31
EST 046ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-292017-08-29
USA 528W1HMM2017-08-262017-08-27
USA 975W1HMM2017-08-262017-08-27
USA 976W1HMM2017-08-262017-08-27
EST 064ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-272017-08-27
EST 014ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-262017-08-26
EST 013ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-262017-08-26
EST 006ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-262017-08-26
EST 020ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-252017-08-25
EST 023ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-252017-08-25
USA 067K4VDX/P2017-08-242017-08-24
EST 001ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-242017-08-24
EST 077ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-232017-08-23
EST 061ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-222017-08-22
EST 065ES/RX3AMI/LH2017-08-222017-08-22
ICE 044TF/DL6JZ/P2017-08-222017-08-22
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
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
Nisos Gavdos/Akra TripitiCreteCRE 0072017-09-14
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

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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