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 15,393 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 November 11th, 2018. 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

Punta Paramo - Copyright 2009 Matias
Punta Paramo
Copyright Copyright 2009 Matias
Added to World List of Lights July 7, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 978KD8JSP2018-12-182018-12-1812Z till 18Z 40M 7.220 to 7.240
USA 862MWS9X2018-12-152019-01-04
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2018-12-202018-12-201500Z to 1700Z 14.270/7.270 +/- QRM. Also CAN-867 and CAN-1431
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2018-12-202018-12-201500Z to 1700Z 14.270/7.270 +/- QRM. Also CAN-1352 and CAN-1431
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2018-12-202018-12-201500Z to 1700Z 14.270/7.270 +/- QRM. Also CAN-867 and CAN-1352
BRA 027ZW3RS2019-02-152018-02-17PY3NZ, PY3UK, PU3AEL, PY3JSS, PU3LDS, PU3MSR, PY3BM, PY3MU, PU3WIW, PU3CAL
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
BUL 021LZ/SP2MGR2018-12-062018-12-06
BUL 018LZ/SP2MGR2018-12-062018-12-06
BUL 026LZ/SP2MGR2018-12-062018-12-06
SPA 328EA1LQ2018-11-112018-11-11
POL 008SP2KAC/LH2018-11-082018-11-10
POL 008SP2KAC2018-11-082018-11-10
USA 783W0JH2018-11-022018-11-04
USA 1406KB3K/P2018-11-042018-11-04
USA 363HW1XQ2018-11-022018-11-02
USA 363MW1XQ2018-11-022018-11-02
USA 1223KD8JSP2018-10-262018-10-26
USA 409KB3K/P2018-10-202018-10-20
FED 310DL6AP/P2018-10-152018-10-15
FED 309DL6AP/P2018-10-142018-10-14
FED 207DL5DXS/P2018-10-132018-10-13
FED 208DL5DXS/P2018-10-132018-10-13
FED 026DL5DXS/P2018-10-122018-10-12
FED 010DL5DXS/P2018-10-102018-10-10
FED 065DL5DXS/P2018-10-102018-10-10
FED 129DL5DXS/P2018-10-092018-10-09
DEN 010OZ/DL6AP/P2018-10-062018-10-06
SPA 328EA1LQ2018-10-062018-10-06
USA 387KE2YK2018-10-052018-10-05
USA 978KD8JSP2018-09-192018-09-19
BRA 027ZW3RS2019-02-152018-02-17
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
36POL 012Kolobrzeg
34USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 017Stilo
22USA 628Point Lookout
22POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
21POL 070Police Range Rear (Odra River)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Alta – Canal Sur Puerto Santa CruzArgentinaARG 1782018-11-11
EntradaS. Shetland IslandsSSI 0052018-11-11

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 2003-2018 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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