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 March 17th, 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

BEL- 044 Knokke Lighthouse - Copyright 2008 Pat on7pp
BEL- 044 Knokke Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2008 Pat on7pp
Added to World List of Lights August 29, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
USA 448K2TAS/P2017-05-132017-05-13Will be activating Bug Light portable
USA 509W1HMM2017-06-092017-06-11Will be operating QRP phone and digital mostly 20 and 40 meters. Simultaneous IOTA activation.
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
FED 236DL6AP/P2017-03-132017-03-13
SSI 004LU4CJM2017-01-012017-03-10
FED 190DL6JZ/P2017-03-082017-03-08
FED 129DL6JZ/P2017-03-062017-03-06
FED 010DL6JZ/P2017-03-052017-03-05
USA 334MKD9FM2017-03-022017-03-02
USA 199K4VDX/P2017-02-272017-02-27
BRA 211ZV8V2017-02-192017-02-21
ENG 269SP2MGR/MM2017-02-212017-02-21
ENG 085SP2MGR/MM2017-02-212017-02-21
ENG 268SP2MGR/MM2017-02-212017-02-21
BRA 131ZV3CP2017-02-172017-02-20
BRA 182ZV8WAB2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 170PW5T2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 042PT5D2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 135ZW2R2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 284ZZ2S2017-02-172017-02-19
URU 009CW1C2017-02-162017-02-19
ARG 005LU2DT2017-02-182017-02-19
ARG 123LU5DTF2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 293ZV9BAL2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 262ZX7DX/P2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 181ZX7DX/P2017-02-172017-02-19
FED 257DK5AN/P2017-02-092017-02-13
USA 1292KA3UNQ/P2017-02-112017-02-11
SPA 059EA3/F5NLX/P2017-01-202017-01-20
CAI 074EA8/DK1AX2017-01-102017-01-13
USA 685KD3CQ/P2017-01-022017-01-02
USA 1296KD3CQ/P2017-01-022017-01-02
USA 497WI9BD2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 498WI9BD2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 1020HKD3CQ2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 377KD3CQ2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 630KD3CQ2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 1433KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
35USA 1020HCedar Point
33USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
20USA 628Point Lookout
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
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 added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Isla GorritiUruguayURU 0272017-02-17
Faro Santana LesteBrazilBRA 2942017-02-17
Baliza Enf. Posterior Puerto Mar Del PlataArgentinaARG 1602017-02-17
Faro Recalada Puerto MaracaiboVenezuelaVEN 0532017-02-14
Kenosha BreakwaterUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14442017-02-07
Farolete BalduinoBrazilBRA 2932017-02-07
Ocos Range RearGuatemalaGUL 0032017-02-07
Kenosha South PierUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14432017-02-05
Faro Laje Dos MolequesBrazilBRA 2922017-02-05
Posterior Muelle CamaronesArgentinaARG 1592017-02-05
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
La Chiappa/Porto VecchioCorsicaCOR 0072017-03-17
SopotPolandPOL 0342017-03-14
Île du Moine Front Range (St. Lawrence River)CanadaCAN 11012017-03-14
Norderney (Norderney Island)Federal Republic Of GermanyFED 0252017-03-07
PilsumFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 0182017-03-07
Cartagena Dique de la CurraSpainSPA 0872017-02-28
HourdelFranceFRA 3182017-02-14
Cabo Aristizabal HArgentinaARG 0232017-02-14
Salinópolis (PA)BrazilBRA 0912017-02-14
Ubatuba (SP)BrazilBRA 2062017-02-14

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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