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 15,307 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 July 31st, 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

Light FED 366 - Copyright 2014
Light FED 366
Copyright Copyright 2014
Added to World List of Lights December 13, 2014

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
USA 1143K2JXW2015-08-012015-08-07Aboard Sandy Claws; celebrating 25th wedding anniversary
USA 556K9WIS2015-08-012015-08-07Callsign N9L is pending. Operation hours dependent on wx and operator availability
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FED 092DL1SWB2015-08-082015-08-09
FED 244DG2RON2015-08-142015-08-16@ILLW 2015
FED 244DC7VS2015-08-142015-08-16@ILLW 2015
SAF 012ZS1OAR2015-08-142015-08-16Operators ZS1EZ Greg ZS1UP Ursula ZR1ACI Terry Plus visiting hams who wish to operate
SWE 474SM7I2015-08-152015-08-16
SWI 005HB9FVR2015-08-152015-08-16Main OPs: HB9FVR, HB9FVF, HB9FVC
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 150KD9FM/P2015-07-252015-07-26
CAN 137VA7MJR2015-07-172015-07-20
USA 797WX4ET/82015-07-132015-07-13
USA 798WX4ET/82015-07-132015-07-13
USA 913WX4ET/92015-07-132015-07-13
USA 493WX4ET/92015-07-132015-07-13
DEN 010OZ/DL6AP/P2015-07-122015-07-12
GRE 104SV8GXQ2015-07-022015-07-07
FED 310DL6AP/P2015-07-072015-07-07
FED 236DL6AP/P2015-06-282015-06-28
FRA 396F5OHH/P2015-06-222015-06-22
USA 1255KD9FM2015-06-212015-06-21
SPA 056EG1FCV2015-06-142015-06-14
FRA 003F5OHH/P2015-05-232015-05-23
USA 377KA3UNQ/P2015-05-092015-05-09
USA 236K5AC2015-05-082015-05-08
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
33USA 1020HCedar Point
32USA 630Point No Point
31USA 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 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
Chambers Island (new)United States Of AmericaUSA 14192015-07-28
Mys RakushechnyyKazakhstanKAZ 0022015-07-03
Fetisovo (kendirlinshiy)KazakhstanKAZ 0012015-07-03
Eralievo (yeraliyev, Mys Zhilandy)KazakhstanKAZ 0032015-07-03
Mys PerchannyyKazakhstanKAZ 0042015-07-03
Aqtau (new) (aktau, Shevchenko, Melovoy)KazakhstanKAZ 0052015-07-03
Aqtau (old) (aktau, Shevchenko, Melovoy)KazakhstanKAZ 0062015-07-03
Maykin KugranKazakhstanKAZ 0072015-07-03
Tupkaragan (tyub-karagan, Mys Tyub-karagan) Lower (bautino)KazakhstanKAZ 0082015-07-03
Tupkaragan (tyub-karagan, Mys Tyub-karagan) Upper (bautino)KazakhstanKAZ 0092015-07-03
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Palmer IslandUnited States Of AmericaUSA 5782015-07-31
Butler FlatsUnited States Of AmericaUSA 0992015-07-31
EdgartownUnited States Of AmericaUSA 2652015-07-31
ChathamUnited States Of AmericaUSA 1582015-07-31
Harding's Beach/Stage HarborUnited States Of AmericaUSA 8062015-07-31
Great Point (Old)/Nantucket (Old)United States Of AmericaUSA 3492015-07-31
Aquinnah/Gay HeadUnited States Of AmericaUSA 3192015-07-31
Clark's Point/Fort TaberUnited States Of AmericaUSA 1742015-07-31
Chambers Island (old)United States Of AmericaUSA 1502015-07-28
St. Joseph North Pier (Outer) (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 7982015-07-27

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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