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 15,308 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 August 15th, 2015. 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

Los Molles lighthouse - Copyright 2008 CE2WLB
Los Molles lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2008 CE2WLB
Added to World List of Lights December 22, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 086VE3CPH/VE3HS2015-09-192015-09-26
FRA 298F5OHH/P2015-09-242015-09-24
POL 0663Z0LH2015-08-312015-09-07
ITA 065IZ0DIB2015-08-212015-08-21
CUB 015T46BC2015-08-142015-08-17
CUB 015IZ1DSH, IZ1GDB, CO6LC, CO6YG, CO6LP, CO6HLP, CO6HK2015-08-142015-08-17
CUB 015CO6LC2015-08-142015-08-17
CUB 015IZ1GDB IZ1DSH CO6LC CO6HK2015-08-142015-08-17
FED 252DK0FC/LGT2015-08-142015-08-17
DEN 241DL1BWU2015-08-162015-08-17
SWE 474SM7I2015-08-152015-08-16
FED 244DG2RON2015-08-142015-08-16
FED 244DC7VS2015-08-142015-08-16
SWI 005HB9FVR2015-08-152015-08-16
SAF 012ZS1OAR2015-08-142015-08-16
CHI 013CB7FC2015-08-152015-08-16
POL 0133Z2LKM2015-08-152015-08-16
DEN 240DL1BWU2015-08-152015-08-16
POR 025CR5MSL2015-08-152015-08-16
PUR 002KP4LH2015-08-152015-08-16
PUR 016NP4LH2015-08-152015-08-16
PUR 021KP3RE2015-08-152015-08-16
PUR 001WP4CRG2015-08-152015-08-16
PUR 005WP4OQQ2015-08-152015-08-16
USA 130WS1SM2015-08-162015-08-16
FED 107DL1KVN2015-08-152015-08-16
AUS 099VK3DX2015-08-152015-08-16
CAN 763VE3FRG2015-08-152015-08-16
FRA 060F5OHH/P2015-08-152015-08-15
USA 894N9L2015-08-152015-08-15
USA 1420KD3CQ/2015-08-132015-08-13
ERU 186UA1ATD/12015-08-112015-08-12
FED 092DL1SWB2015-08-082015-08-09
USA 334MK9EAM2015-08-082015-08-08
USA 339MK9EAM2015-08-082015-08-08
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
31USA 377Hooper Island
25USA 195Cove Point
21USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19USA 628Point Lookout
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
15USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)/Brewerton Range Front (New)
15USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Mikelbaka/Mikeltornis (Pissen)LatviaLAT 0102015-08-15
Bajo La RapadoiraSpainSPA 0042015-08-15
Rawley Point (Old)United States Of AmericaUSA 13192015-08-09
Rawley Point (New)United States Of AmericaUSA 6892015-08-09

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 the Weidner Publishing Group, but you are free to use it for any non-commercial purpose once you have obtained written permission from the ARLHS (see below).


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