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 15,268 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 March 1st, 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

Faro Cabo Blanco - Copyright 2003 LU3DR
Faro Cabo Blanco
Copyright Copyright 2003 LU3DR
Added to World List of Lights July 2, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
URU 008CW0R2015-04-212015-04-21Radiogrupo Sur dxpedition,
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
URU 019CW5B2015-02-192015-02-23
URU 018CW5B2015-02-192015-02-23
URU 014CW5B2015-02-192015-02-23
BRA 211ZV8V2015-02-202015-02-23
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
USA 409KA3UNQ/P2015-01-312015-01-31
USA 862KD9FM/M2015-01-312015-01-31
FRA 479F5OHH/P2015-01-282015-01-28
CAI 041EA8/DL4AND2015-01-262015-01-26
FED 070DL6AP/P2015-01-202015-01-20
USA 377KA3UNQ/P2015-01-172015-01-17
FRA 378F5OHH/P2015-01-092015-01-09
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)
19USA 628Point Lookout
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
15USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)
15USA 290Fort Carroll

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Faro Verde CaraballedaVenezuelaVEN 0522015-02-20
Ecocentro de Puerto MadrynArgentinaARG 1532015-02-05
Baliza Ant. Enfilacion Puerto Mar Del PlataArgentinaARG 1542015-02-05
Baliza MadrynArgentinaARG 1552015-02-05
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
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
Navassa IslandNavassa IslandNAV 0012015-03-01
Puerto del Buceo Est BreakwaterUruguayURU 0182015-02-05
Punta ConscriptosArgentinaARG 0522015-02-05
Acantilado (Puerto Madryn)ArgentinaARG 0882015-02-05
Golfo NuevoArgentinaARG 0382015-02-05
Puerto del Buceo West BreakwaterUruguayURU 0142015-01-28

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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