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 15,416 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 April 7th, 2019. 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

CAPE POGUE USA-132 - Copyright 2009
Copyright Copyright 2009
Added to World List of Lights August 18, 2014

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 761F5OHH/P2019-06-242019-06-2440m and 20m, FFF and DFCF
FRA 300F5OHH/P2019-06-262019-06-2640m morning up to 11h00 utc, 20m afternoon
FRA 080F5OHH/P2019-06-272019-06-2740m morning up to 11h00 utc, 20m afternoon
SAF 034ZS9BAK2019-08-022019-08-04
USA 538AA0RD2019-08-162019-08-18Station callsign will be N7D, for the 2019 ILLW weekend. Check the CWFUN/funspots website for self-spotting re[. . .]
FRA 200TM2LW2019-08-172019-08-18ILLW 2019 (F4ELJ and F5OHH)all HF bands SSB, CW and Digital
SAF 024ZS0RR2019-08-172019-08-18International Lighthouse Weekend 2019 : We will be activating Roman Rock Lighthouse ZA0027 for the first time [. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
CAN 1432VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-102019-06-10
USA 231W1HMM2019-06-082019-06-09
USA 907N7AME2019-06-072019-06-07
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2019-06-062019-06-06
CAN 534VE2MW/32019-05-262019-05-26
POR 001CT7ASV2019-05-152019-05-22
CAN 512VY2PLH2019-05-172019-05-19
MAD 005CT9/DL1ASA/P2019-05-072019-05-07
POL 008SP3ZIR/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SP3HSZ/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SQ3REF/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SQ3OOM/22019-04-272019-05-05
POL 008SQ3SWC2019-04-272019-05-05
POL 0193Z1OD2019-05-012019-05-03
POL 010SP2MGR/P2019-05-032019-05-03
POL 010SQ2NNV/P2019-05-032019-05-03
POL 010SQ2NNW/P2019-05-032019-05-03
POL 008SP2MGR/P2019-05-032019-05-03
POL 008SQ2NNW/P2019-05-032019-05-03
POL 008SQ2NNV/P2019-05-032019-05-03
DEN 010OZ/DL6AP/P2019-04-302019-04-30
FED 236DK5AN/P2019-04-242019-04-29
URU 008CW0R2019-04-282019-04-28
USA 1247KQ7L2019-04-182019-04-25
CAN 865MVE3CBK/QRP2019-04-252019-04-25
FRA 014F5OHH/P2019-04-232019-04-23
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2019-04-222019-04-22
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2019-04-222019-04-22
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2019-04-222019-04-22
USA 556KD9FM2019-04-192019-04-19
USA 694MKD3CQ/2019-04-142019-04-14
USA 032KD3CQ/2019-04-122019-04-13
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
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 017Stilo
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port

WLOL Additions and Updates

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 2003-2019 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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