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 15,455 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 January 18th, 2020. 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

Ship Island Main and Range Lights - Copyright 1954 USCG
Ship Island Main and Range Lights
Copyright Copyright 1954 USCG
Added to World List of Lights January 22, 2014

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
MAD 008CT9/OG55W2020-01-202020-03-16Also CT9/OH2HOD
ERU 017RC1BQ2019-10-092020-10-09I live in island, a my job is Lihgtman and technik of lighthouse
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
BRA 192ZY1F2020-02-142020-02-16Activation by ÁTILA PP1KV. Especial Callsign ZY1F
BRA 063PV7AA2020-02-142020-02-16)Labre-AL (Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão/Alagoas) Our website:
BRA 010PV3SEA2020-02-142020-02-16BRA245, Barra de Rio Grande Lighthouse, by PY3AK, Adriano and PU3SEA, Andreia. Extreme Southern Brazil.
BRA 245PV3SEA2020-02-142020-02-16BRA245-Barra de Rio Grande, by PY3AK, Adriano, and PU3SEA, Andréia. Extreme Southern Brazil. American Light[. . .]
ARG 110LU8ACH/A2020-02-152020-02-16y otros LU´s
USA 066W1JXN/42020-02-252020-03-04Holiday style activation. KX2, PreciseLoop, PackTenna. Mostly CW 20, 30, 40m. Please spot if you hear us.
USA 910W1JXN/42020-02-252020-03-04Holiday style activation. KX2, PreciseLoop, PackTenna. Mostly CW 20, 30, 40m. Please spot if you hear us.
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
ENG 087G/ON9DJ/P2020-01-012020-01-05
USA 069WA5DTK2020-01-042020-01-05
USA 186KB3K/P2020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 1352VE2MW/VE32020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 1431VE2MW/VE32020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 867VE2MW/VE32020-01-032020-01-03
CAN 1437VE2MW/VE32020-01-032020-01-03
ARG 014LU5YF/D2019-12-252020-01-02
USA 910W4AC2019-12-282019-12-28
USA 733KB3K/P2019-12-282019-12-28
USA 1291KB3K/P2019-12-282019-12-28
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2019-12-212019-12-21
FED 068OZ/DL6AP2019-12-072019-12-07
FED 058DL6AP/P2019-12-022019-12-02
CAN 1440VE3ISE2019-11-162019-11-16
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2019-11-162019-11-16
CAN 1440VE3ISE/M2019-11-162019-11-16
IDO 074YC1KK2019-11-072019-11-14
NOR 038LA/IU5LQJ2019-11-102019-11-10
CAN 1443VE3ISE2019-11-042019-11-04
USA 182MK1ZK2019-11-032019-11-03
USA 199KB3K/P2019-11-032019-11-03
CAY 001ZF2TH2019-11-012019-11-01
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
33POL 008Hel
27USA 195Cove Point
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 017Stilo

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
AntíkyraGreeceGRE 1912020-01-18
Baliza Rompehielos General San MartínAntarcticaANC 0082020-01-18
Baliza BordenaveS. Orkney IslandSOI 0042020-01-18
Port Dover East Pier LightCanadaCAN 14472020-01-18
Port Dover Marina (break Water)CanadaCAN 14462020-01-18
Baliza Verde Km. 0 - Dársena NorteArgentinaARG 1982020-01-18
Baliza Roja Km. 0 - Dársena NorteArgentinaARG 1972020-01-18
La Haye Point LightCanadaCAN 14452019-12-27
Cayo Blanco De CasildaCubaCUB 0442019-12-27
LuovukkaluotoFinlandFIN 1412019-12-27

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 2003-2020 ARLHS, LLC.
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