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 October 27th, 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

Anvil Point - Copyright 2007 D.Brotherston
Anvil Point
Copyright Copyright 2007 D.Brotherston
Added to World List of Lights August 11, 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
USA 200K4VDX/P2016-11-182016-11-18
USA 783W0JH2016-11-042016-11-06
CAI 020EA8/DL5DRM/P2016-10-252016-11-05
CAI 020DL5DRM2016-10-252016-11-05
CAI 074EA8/DL5DRM/P2016-10-252016-11-05
SPA 141AO2016DSS/P2016-11-012016-11-01
SPA 141AO2016DSS/LH2016-11-012016-11-01
CAI 054EA8/DL4FO2016-10-162016-10-28
CAI 054EA8/DL4FO2016-10-152016-10-28
CAI 020EA8CZT2016-10-222016-10-22
USA 1103K4VDX/P2016-10-142016-10-14
USA 463W8/DL9SEP2016-10-122016-10-12
CAI 022EA8CZT2016-10-122016-10-12
USA 1256KI3N2016-10-082016-10-08
MLT 0019H3LH/P2016-10-062016-10-06
USA 624W8/DL9SEP2016-10-062016-10-06
IOM 009MD/DL7VEE2016-09-232016-10-03
CAN 036VY2PLH2016-09-232016-09-25
USA 074KD3CQ/2016-09-242016-09-24
USA 471KD9FM/M2016-09-212016-09-21
USA 1067KD9FM/M2016-09-212016-09-21
NET 019PG150N/LH2016-09-102016-09-10
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
34USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 377Hooper Island
32USA 630Point No Point
26USA 195Cove Point
22USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
20USA 628Point Lookout
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
17USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)
16USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Capelinhos (Ilha do Faial)AzoresAZO 0332016-10-27
Bordj Djillidj/Borj Jillidj (Djerba Island)TunisiaTUN 0222016-10-27
California - (Hudishibana)ArubaARU 0012016-10-27
Dickinson Landing (St. Lawrence River)CanadaCAN 10612016-10-27
Big Tignish/Judes PointCanadaCAN 0362016-10-27
O-Luan Pi (Kenting Natational Park)TaiwanTAI 0182016-10-27
Borden\'s Wharf Historical DisplayCanadaCAN 072M2016-10-27
Borden WharfCanadaCAN 072H2016-10-27

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 2003-2016 ARLHS, LLC.
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