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 May 22nd, 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

Roses - Copyright 2007 EA9CP (Toño)
Copyright Copyright 2007 EA9CP (Toño)
Added to World List of Lights March 8, 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 509W1HMM2017-06-092017-06-11Will be operating QRP phone and digital mostly 20 and 40 meters. Simultaneous IOTA activation.
USA 979W9I2017-07-012017-07-04Activating US Island WI064
DEN 148OZ4DUE2017-08-192017-08-20ILLW
NTI 004GN0LIX2017-08-192017-08-20Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group - portable station
USA 286W2GSB2017-08-192017-08-202017 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.
NET 001PA3BIC/LH2017-08-192017-08-20
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
FED 103DL3LBP/P2017-05-142017-05-21
CAN 097VE1YAR2017-05-132017-05-15
USA 448K2TAS/P2017-05-132017-05-13
FRA 052F5OHH/P2017-05-122017-05-12
FRA 325F4ELK/P2017-05-102017-05-10
FRA 336F4ELK/P2017-05-102017-05-10
URU 004SP2MGR/MM2017-05-092017-05-09
URU 002SP2MGR/MM2017-05-092017-05-09
URU 008SP2MGR/MM2017-05-092017-05-09
URU 006SP2MGR/MM2017-05-092017-05-09
BAL 022EA6ALW/P2017-05-022017-05-02
FRA 738F5OHH/P2017-04-302017-04-30
USA 538AG7FV2017-04-232017-04-28
URU 008CW0R2017-04-232017-04-23
USA 751KD3CQ/2017-04-182017-04-18
USA 894KD9FM2017-04-152017-04-15
USA 653KD9FM2017-04-142017-04-14
BRA 063SP2MGR/MM2017-04-132017-04-14
FRA 738F5OHH/P2017-04-132017-04-13
FRA 404F/ON7RU2017-04-102017-04-10
MAD 005SP2MGR/MM2017-04-052017-04-05
URU 001CV5A2017-03-302017-04-02
ENG 268SP2MGR/MM2017-04-012017-04-01
ENG 189SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
FRA 590SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
ENG 270SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
ENG 085SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
ENG 269SP2MGR/MM2017-03-312017-03-31
DEN 041SP2MGR/MM2017-03-292017-03-29
DEN 040SP2MGR/MM2017-03-292017-03-29
SWE 299SP2MGR/MM2017-03-282017-03-28
SWE 031SP2MGR/MM2017-03-282017-03-28
EST 022SP2MGR/MM2017-03-272017-03-27
EST 055SP2MGR/MM2017-03-272017-03-27
FRA 590SP2MGR/MM2017-03-192017-03-19
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 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
El RincónArgentinaARG 0362017-05-22
West HoofdNetherlandsNET 0742017-05-05
Maceió Porto (AL)BrazilBRA 0632017-05-05
Green Island (Lake Erie)United States Of AmericaUSA 3532017-04-08
Punta do PargoMadeira IslandMAD 0052017-04-08
Skagen EDenmarkDEN 0402017-04-08
Skagen WDenmarkDEN 0412017-04-08
Channel Lightship, Channel IslandsEnglandENG 2682017-04-08
Greenwich Lightship, South CoastEnglandENG 2692017-04-08
Dungeness (New), KentEnglandENG 0852017-04-08

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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