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 January 16th, 2017. 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

 - Copyright 2011 DL/HB9SVT

Copyright Copyright 2011 DL/HB9SVT
Added to World List of Lights June 26, 2011

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
URU 009CW1C2017-02-162017-02-19RCU Radio Club Uruguayo operation in South American Lighthouse Weekend (SALW)
BRA 182ZV8WAB2017-02-172017-02-19
BRA 042PT5D2017-02-172017-02-19UBRO - PT5D - see spot in - BLUMENAU/SC/BR
BRA 135ZW2R2017-02-172017-02-199º South America Lighthouse Weekend - CDR GROUP
BRA 284ZZ2S2017-02-172017-02-199th South America Lighthouse Weekend - CDR GROUP - PY2DPM, PY2CAT, PU2RTO, PU2NJO
ARG 005LU2DT2017-02-182017-02-19
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
SPA 059EA3/F5NLX/P2017-01-202017-01-20
CAI 074EA8/DK1AX2017-01-102017-01-13
USA 685KD3CQ/P2017-01-022017-01-02
USA 1296KD3CQ/P2017-01-022017-01-02
USA 497WI9BD2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 498WI9BD2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 1020HKD3CQ2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 377KD3CQ2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 630KD3CQ2016-12-312016-12-31
USA 1433KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
USA 1250KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
USA 417KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
USA 1252KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
USA 1253KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
USA 004KD9FM/M2016-12-272016-12-27
USA 752KD9FM/M2016-12-232016-12-23
USA 1244KD9FM/M2016-12-232016-12-23
USA 1242KD9FM/M2016-12-232016-12-23
USA 556KD9FM/M2016-12-192016-12-19
USA 497KD9FM/M2016-12-192016-12-19
FED 088DL6AP/P2016-12-162016-12-16
FED 026DL6AP/P2016-12-162016-12-16
CEU 011EA3EGB/92016-12-102016-12-10
SPA 324SP5PB2016-12-042016-12-04
FRA 569F5NLX/P2016-11-282016-11-28
USA 200K4VDX/P2016-11-182016-11-18
USA 1290K4VDX/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
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
35USA 1020HCedar Point
33USA 630Point No Point
33USA 377Hooper Island
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
Courtis/Courtis (Saint-Malo)FranceFRA 3442017-01-16
Grand Jardin (Old) (Saint-Malo) HFranceFRA 8252017-01-16
Buron (Saint-Malo)FranceFRA 5382017-01-16
Môle des Noirs/St. MaloFranceFRA 3732017-01-16
Bas-Sablons (Saint-Malo)FranceFRA 3432017-01-16
Whitby (Lake Ontario)CanadaCAN 8162017-01-16
Île du Moine Front Range (St. Lawrence River)CanadaCAN 11012017-01-16
Carter Island/Lockeport HarbourCanadaCAN 1212017-01-16
AncónPeruPER 0382017-01-04
Sheboygan North Breakwater (Old) (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 12442017-01-01

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 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 2003-2017 ARLHS, LLC.
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