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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 15,340 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 March 25th, 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

South Foreland (High) - Copyright 2009 D.Brotherston
South Foreland (High)
Copyright Copyright 2009 D.Brotherston
Added to World List of Lights November 1, 2009


Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 236K4T2016-05-062016-05-09Titusville DX Association will be QRV using Call sign K4T to the Dry Tortuga Island. NA-079, US Island FL013S, Grid EL84, ARRL National Park NP17, ARLHS Lighthouse, USA-316 and USA-236. A Team of Operators will be on the island camping and operating as band conditions permit. Visit QRZ.com to view updates and information.
USA 316K4T2016-05-062016-05-09Titusville DX Association will be QRV using Call sign K4T to the Dry Tortuga Island. NA-079, US Island FL013S, Grid EL84, ARRL National Park NP17, ARLHS Lighthouse, USA-316 and USA-236. A Team of Operators will be on the island camping and operating as band conditions permit. Visit QRZ.com to view updates and information.
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CAN 385VA3CCO2016-06-242016-06-25CAN 385 on during field day 2016...80 SSB,40 CW, 20 SSB de VE3BW
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
NET 016PA/ON6EF/P2016-05-042016-05-04
ALG 0067T7T2016-04-302016-05-01
ITA 299IU8ALH2016-04-262016-04-30
ITA 299IU8ALH2016-04-182016-04-23
FED 356DL6AP/P2016-04-012016-04-01
USA 1254KX4O/P2016-03-292016-03-31
USA 236K4ESA2016-03-252016-03-27
USA 316K4ESA2016-03-252016-03-27
DEN 010OZ/DL6AP/P2016-03-172016-03-17
FED 092DL6AP/P2016-03-082016-03-08
FED 129DL6AP/P2016-03-082016-03-08
FED 260DL0LH2016-02-262016-02-28
USA 066N9AW/42016-02-262016-02-26
USA 910N9AW/42016-02-262016-02-26
ARG 152LU8DCH/D2016-02-092016-02-23
BRA 131ZV3CP2016-02-182016-02-22
USA 734N9AW/42016-02-222016-02-22
ARG 045LU8DCH/D2016-02-192016-02-21
BRA 135PR2DX2016-02-202016-02-21
BRA 287PY2DPM2016-02-202016-02-21
BRA 284PY2DPM2016-02-202016-02-21
BRA 211ZV8WAB2016-02-192016-02-21
BRA 064ZV8A2016-02-192016-02-21
USA 1429KA3UNQ/P2016-02-202016-02-20
USA 1430KA3UNQ/P2016-02-202016-02-20
USA 1407N9AW/42016-02-152016-02-15
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)
16USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)/Brewerton Range Front (New)
16USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Craighill Channel Entrance Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14342016-03-14
Craighill Channel Entrance Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14352016-03-14
Cape Cod Canal Breakwater Light 6United States Of AmericaUSA 14362016-03-14
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Rønne/BakkenDenmarkDEN 1442016-03-25
Rønne HavnDenmarkDEN 1432016-03-25
Dueodde SouthDenmarkDEN 1502016-03-25
DueoddeDenmarkDEN 1492016-03-25
Dueodde NorthDenmarkDEN 1482016-03-25
SvanekeDenmarkDEN 1462016-03-25
Svaneke BFDenmarkDEN 1472016-03-25
Hammeren PDenmarkDEN 0122016-03-25
Hammer OddeDenmarkDEN 1452016-03-25
Scotch CapAlaskaALK 0162016-03-24

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 2003-2016 ARLHS, LLC.
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