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 15,335 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 January 28th, 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

Pot à l'eau de vie  CAN 601 - Copyright 2007 VE2LHP
Pot à l'eau de vie CAN 601
Copyright Copyright 2007 VE2LHP
Added to World List of Lights November 14, 2007

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
ARG 152LU8DCH/D2016-02-092016-02-23
ARG 045LU8DCH/D2016-02-192016-02-21South America Lighthouse Weekend -Fonia and digital-
USA 236K4ESA2016-03-252016-03-27Titusville DX Association will be QRV using Call sign K4T to the Dry Tortuga Island. NA-079, US Island FL013S,[. . .]
USA 316K4ESA2016-03-252016-03-27Titusville DX Association will be QRV using Call sign K4T to the Dry Tortuga Island. NA-079, US Island FL013S,[. . .]
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,[. . .]
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,[. . .]
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
FRA 82214HF/FRA8222016-02-062016-02-06
FED 357DL6AP/P2016-02-022016-02-02
USA 236W4FDX2016-01-292016-01-31
USA 316W4FDX2016-01-292016-01-31
USA 912KD9FM/P2016-01-312016-01-31
USA 644N9AW/42016-01-262016-01-26
SPA 295EA1IFQ/P2016-01-242016-01-24
USA 789N9AW2016-01-212016-01-21
USA 350KD3CQ2016-01-022016-01-02
USA 378HKD3CQ2016-01-022016-01-02
USA 985KD3CQ2016-01-022016-01-02
USA 987KD3CQ2016-01-022016-01-02
USA 997KD3CQ2016-01-012016-01-01
USA 1409KD3CQ2015-12-302015-12-30
USA 628KD3CQ2015-12-302015-12-30
USA 685KD3CQ2015-12-292015-12-29
USA 1296D3CQ2015-12-292015-12-29
USA 1104KD3CQ2015-12-282015-12-28
USA 084KD3CQ2015-12-282015-12-28
USA 287KD3CQ2015-12-282015-12-28
USA 646KD3CQ2015-12-282015-12-28
USA 497WI9LH2015-12-262015-12-26
USA 498WI9LH2015-12-262015-12-26
USA 1020HKD3CQ2015-12-262015-12-26
USA 195KD3CQ2015-12-262015-12-26
USA 377KD3CQ2015-12-262015-12-26
USA 601KD3CQ2015-12-242015-12-24
USA 1252KD9FM/P2015-12-192015-12-19
USA 1253KD9FM/P2015-12-192015-12-19
USA 925KD9FM/P2015-12-052015-12-05
USA 845KA3UNQ/P2015-11-212015-11-21
USA 845KA3UNQ/P2015-11-182015-11-18
USA 1224KA3UNQ/P2015-11-142015-11-14
USA 503KA3UNQ/P2015-11-142015-11-14
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 290Fort Carroll
16USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)/Brewerton Range Front (New)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Kewaunee ShoalUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14332016-01-22
Tanjung TutunedenIndonesiaIDO 3872016-01-22
Pulau MaselaIndonesiaIDO 3862016-01-22
Tanjung TutunhatoloiIndonesiaIDO 3852016-01-22
Baliza Abrigo Mar Del PlataArgentinaARG 1572016-01-22
Baliza Toma De AguaArgentinaARG 1562016-01-20
Baliza Piedra Del ArrieroUruguayURU 0262016-01-20
Baliza Escollera Este Punta Del EsteUruguayURU 0252016-01-20
Baliza Morro Norte Puerto SauceUruguayURU 0242016-01-20
Baliza Morro Sur Puerto SauceUruguayURU 0232016-01-20
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Farol da Ponta AlegreBrazilBRA 2882016-01-28
Eralievo (yeraliyev, Mys Zhilandy)KazakhstanKAZ 0032016-01-09
Zhygylgan (zhigylganskiy)KazakhstanKAZ 0102016-01-09
Maykin KugranKazakhstanKAZ 0072016-01-09
Mys RakushechnyyKazakhstanKAZ 0022016-01-09
Mys PerchannyyKazakhstanKAZ 0042016-01-09
Point GammonUnited States Of AmericaUSA 6222016-01-02
Plymouth (1842 tower)United States Of AmericaUSA 6092016-01-02
Nobska PointUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5502016-01-02
Pulkkilanharju (Lake Päijänne)FinlandFIN 0842016-01-02

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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