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 15,529 Lighthouses in 234 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 15th, 2024. 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

Old Hatteras Light Location - Copyright 2013 John S. Huggins
Old Hatteras Light Location
Copyright Copyright 2013 John S. Huggins
Added to World List of Lights July 7, 2013

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 159TM0BSM2024-08-152024-08-18DL1DCT, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL5KA, DL8KR, DL4MME and DJ5KX activate the lighthouse Berck Lighthouse. More informati[. . .]
NTI 004GN0LIX2024-08-172024-08-18Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group - portable event station
CAN 453VY2EK2024-08-172024-08-18SSB on 20M-10M for few hours on one or both days depending on weather in recognition of for International Ligh[. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 069K5S2024-04-272024-04-27
FRA 151F5OHH/P2024-04-222024-04-26
FRA 721F5OHH/P2024-04-222024-04-26
FRA 722F5OHH/P2024-04-222024-04-26
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-162024-04-16
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-162024-04-16
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-162024-04-16
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-162024-04-16
CAN 580VE3WLX2024-04-102024-04-10
CAN 355VY2GF2024-04-082024-04-08
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-082024-04-08
CAN 586VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-082024-04-08
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-082024-04-08
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-082024-04-08
CAN 199VE3WLX2024-04-082024-04-08
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-012024-04-01
CAN 586VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-012024-04-01
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-012024-04-01
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2024-04-012024-04-01
CAN 1340VE3YNZ2024-03-292024-03-29
CAN 804VE3YNZ2024-03-292024-03-29
USA 302KB3K/P2024-03-292024-03-29
CAN 059VE1ANF/P2024-03-292024-03-29
BEL 002ON-PD0RWL/P2024-03-232024-03-23
BEL 002ON/PD0RWL/P2024-03-232024-03-23
USA 538K0REX2024-03-162024-03-22
CAN 1009VE3WLX2024-03-162024-03-16
CAN 546VE3WLX2024-03-162024-03-16
CAN 1010VE3WLX2024-03-162024-03-16
CAN 1011VE3WLX2024-03-162024-03-16
CAN 1012VE3WLX2024-03-162024-03-16
CAN 1013VE3WLX2024-03-162024-03-16
CAN 1117VE3WLX2024-03-142024-03-14
CAN 063VE3WLX2024-03-142024-03-14
CAN 618VE3WLX2024-03-142024-03-14
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
41POL 008Hel
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24CAN 1352Graham Bay/Stillwater Park (Ottawa River)
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Little Port Head LightCanadaCAN 14572024-04-24
SindangbarangIndiaIND 1742024-04-24
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Manning/Robert H. Manning Memorial (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 12682024-05-15
Grindstone IslandCanadaCAN 7112024-05-15
LadiniLatviaLAT 0242024-05-15
Longue Pointe Traverse Rear Range (St. Lawrence River)CanadaCAN 11212024-05-15
Longue Pointe Traverse Front Range (St. Lawrence River)CanadaCAN 11202024-05-15
Cape Cepet (New)FranceFRA 8302024-04-24
Ile PlaneTunisiaTUN 0242024-04-24
Corpus Christi Channel Cut B West Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 13642024-04-24
Corpus Christi Channel Cut B East Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 13912024-04-24
Panmure HeadCanadaCAN 3632024-04-24

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 2003-2024 ARLHS, LLC.
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