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 15,353 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 September 12th, 2016. 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

Danger Point - Copyright 2008 D.Brotherston
Danger Point
Copyright Copyright 2008 D.Brotherston
Added to World List of Lights August 10, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CAI 074EA8/DK1AX2017-01-102017-01-13
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
IOM 009MD/DL7VEE2016-09-232016-10-03
CAN 036VY2PLH2016-09-232016-09-25
NET 019PG150N/LH2016-09-102016-09-10
FRA 670F5IRC2016-09-052016-09-08
CAN 341VY2DS2016-09-042016-09-05
CAN 771VY2DS2016-09-042016-09-04
CAN 052VY2DS2016-09-042016-09-04
CAN 053VY2DS2016-09-042016-09-04
CAN 054VY2DS2016-09-042016-09-04
CAN 453VY2DS2016-09-032016-09-04
CAN 485VY2DS2016-09-032016-09-03
CAN 771VY2DS2016-09-032016-09-03
CAN 488VY2DS2016-09-032016-09-03
CAN 487VY2DS2016-09-032016-09-03
CAN 486VY2DS2016-09-032016-09-03
ENG 269SP2MGR/MM2016-09-012016-09-01
FRA 256TM1LH2016-08-162016-08-26
AUS 299VK4LLE2016-08-192016-08-25
ALG 0137Y9LI2016-08-172016-08-22
FED 157DL6AP/P2016-08-222016-08-22
SCO 043MM/DL5KUA & MM/DJ7AO2016-08-192016-08-21
NET 160PA6FUN2016-08-202016-08-21
CAN 535VY2PLH2016-08-202016-08-21
IND 119AT2L2016-08-192016-08-21
FRA 159TM0BSM2016-08-192016-08-21
USA 262KC2ATK2016-08-202016-08-21
SCO 043GB1CFL2016-08-192016-08-21
FRA 047TM1LH2016-08-202016-08-21
NET 001PA3BIC/LH2016-08-202016-08-21
CAN 578VE3UDO2016-08-202016-08-21
CAN 763VE3FRG2016-08-202016-08-21
SPA 005EA1WD2016-08-202016-08-21
URU 006CW5X2016-08-202016-08-21
NET 075PI4WBR2016-08-202016-08-21
GRE 066SZ8LES/LH2016-08-202016-08-21
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
34USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
32USA 377Hooper Island
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
20USA 628Point Lookout
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
17USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)
16USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Petite Foule (Yeu Island)FranceFRA 3912016-09-12
Chiens PerrinsFranceFRA 6302016-09-12
Corbeaux Point (Yeu Island)FranceFRA 2492016-09-12

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 2003-2016 ARLHS, LLC.
Visit ARLHS for usage information.

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