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 15,269 Lighthouses in 230 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 April 16th, 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

Orfordness Light2 - Copyright 2014 G7CIY
Orfordness Light2
Copyright Copyright 2014 G7CIY
Added to World List of Lights July 9, 2014

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
URU 008CW0R2015-04-212015-04-21Radiogrupo Sur dxpedition,
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
URU 008CW0R2015-04-262015-04-26Radiogrupo Sur dxpedition,
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 1149KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 165KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 1416KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 474KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
BRA 208ZV2VS2015-04-112015-04-12
FED 257DL6AP/P2015-04-102015-04-10
USA 032N2WG & WA4CR2015-04-042015-04-09
FRA 124F5OHH/P2015-04-092015-04-09
USA 1028WA4CR2015-04-072015-04-07
IDO 181YB4IR/72015-04-022015-04-07
USA 1147KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
USA 1146KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
USA 029KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
USA 1151KA3UNQ/P2015-04-042015-04-04
FRA 735F5OHH/P2015-04-032015-04-03
JPN 1395JA1JCF/P2015-03-242015-03-24
JPN 203JA1JCF/P2015-03-232015-03-23
URU 001CV5A2015-03-202015-03-22
DEN 074OZ/DG2RON/LH2015-03-142015-03-21
HAW 005KD9FM/KH6MOBILE2015-03-212015-03-21
URU 019CW5B2015-02-192015-02-23
URU 018CW5B2015-02-192015-02-23
URU 014CW5B2015-02-192015-02-23
BRA 211ZV8V2015-02-202015-02-23
JPN 203JA1JCF/P2015-02-232015-02-23
ARG 080LU8XW/XP2015-02-202015-02-22
BRA 135ZW2R2015-02-202015-02-22
ARG 152LU8DCH/D2015-02-182015-02-22
ARG 045LU8DCH/D2015-02-182015-02-22
BRA 211ZV8Z2015-02-202015-02-22
FRA 266F5OHH/P2015-02-202015-02-20
NAV 001K1N2015-02-012015-02-20
USA 051KD3CQ/P2015-02-062015-02-06
FRA 372F5OHH/P2015-02-062015-02-06
USA 302KA3UNQ/P2015-01-312015-01-31
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
30USA 377Hooper Island
25USA 195Cove Point
21USA 601Piney Point
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
19USA 628Point Lookout
15USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)/Brewerton Range Front (New)
15USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Marcus Hook Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14162015-04-16
Faro Verde CaraballedaVenezuelaVEN 0522015-02-20
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Marcus Hook Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 4742015-04-15
Wade PointUnited States Of AmericaUSA 8702015-04-14
Tsurugi Saki (Kanagawa)JapanJPN 6982015-04-06
Joga Shima (Kanagawa)JapanJPN 2032015-04-06
Awa Saki (Kanagawa)JapanJPN 13952015-04-06
Tinsdal Oberfeuer/WittenbergenFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 2372015-04-06
Friedrichsort (New) (Kiel Fjord)Federal Republic Of GermanyFED 1252015-03-01
The Heugh/Hartlepool Harbour, ClevelandEnglandENG 1542015-03-01
Light Vessel-13/HamburgFederal Republic Of GermanyFED 1442015-03-01
Manaus (Rio Amazonas)BrazilBRA 2832015-03-01

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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