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 15,518 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 February 11th, 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

Kihelkonna rear range daymark - Copyright 2007 Tuderna
Kihelkonna rear range daymark
Copyright Copyright 2007 Tuderna
Added to World List of Lights July 14, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
ARG 058LU8ACH/D2021-02-192021-02-21
BRA 290PU2NJO/LH2021-02-192021-02-21
BRA 063PV7AA (SPECIAL CALLSIGN)2021-02-192021-02-21
BRA 135PV2B2021-02-192021-02-21
ARG 069LU3DXG/V2021-02-192021-02-21
CUB 045CO6RD2021-02-192021-02-21
ARG 027LU1XMO2021-02-202021-02-20
CUB 045CO6RD/LH2021-02-202021-02-20
UKR 020UY5HC2021-01-272021-01-27
FRA 852F5OHH/P2021-01-202021-01-23
FRA 763F5OHH/P2021-01-202021-01-23
FRA 166F5OHH/P2021-01-202021-01-23
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2021-01-102021-01-10
USA 1313N3WH2021-01-022021-01-02
USA 682KD9FM2020-12-292020-12-29
USA 683KD9FM2020-12-292020-12-29
USA 684KD9FM2020-12-292020-12-29
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2020-12-292020-12-29
USA 1104KB3K/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 084KB3K/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 1103KA3UNQ/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 1103KB3K/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 083KA3UNQ/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 083KB3K2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 290KA3UNQ/P2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 290KB3K2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 084KB3K2020-12-232020-12-23
USA 653KD9FM2020-12-232020-12-23
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2020-12-222020-12-22
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
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Semaforo Puerto ParanaArgentinaARG 2112021-02-11
Baliza San Clemente Del TuyÚArgentinaARG 2122021-02-11
Baliza ReducciónArgentinaARG 2132021-02-11
Baliza Güer AikeArgentinaARG 2142021-02-11
Baliza PoblaciónArgentinaARG 2152021-02-11
Port De Valras HeadFranceFRA 8562021-02-06
Port de Valras Head NEFranceFRA 8572021-02-06
Castillo del PenonParaguayPAR 0012021-02-06
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Racine North Breakwater (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 6822021-02-06
Racine Pierhead/Root River (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 6832021-02-06

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.
ARLHS for usage information.

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