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 15,388 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 February 16th, 2018. 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

Baliza Malecón Oeste - Copyright 2009
Baliza Malecón Oeste
Copyright Copyright 2009
Added to World List of Lights July 8, 2009

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
ARG 123LU5DTF2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 284PX2S2018-02-162018-02-18
ARG 156LU1JAR/J Y OTROS2018-02-162018-02-18
ARG 077LU9JMG/J Y OTROS2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 063PV7AA2018-02-162018-02-18
CUB 026CO9NAB2018-02-162018-02-18
GUL 003TG8LGR2018-02-162018-02-18
PAN 0303E1L2018-02-162018-02-18
VEN 041YV5IAL/72018-02-162018-02-18
VEN 050YV4DHS2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 025PY3AA2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 065ZW3RS2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 080PY1AA2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 121PP5DQ2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 127PU3JVS2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 131ZV3CP2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 175PP5GEL2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 225ZV1M2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 286PY1BJN2018-02-162018-02-18
ARG 044LU5DMP2018-02-162018-02-18
BRA 042PW5T2018-02-162018-02-18
POL 019SP1PKW2018-02-022018-02-04
FED 010DL6AP/P2018-01-222018-01-22
FED 065DL6AP/P2018-01-222018-01-22
FRA 374F5OHH/P2018-01-112018-01-11
ERU 231RX3AMI/12018-01-072018-01-07
ERU 222RX3AMI/12018-01-062018-01-06
ERU 008RX3AMI/12018-01-052018-01-05
USA 601KD3CQ/2018-01-022018-01-02
IND 091VU2JHM2017-12-312017-12-31
USA 455KD3CQ/2017-12-282017-12-28
USA 1143KD3CQ/2017-12-282017-12-28
USA 733KD3CQ/2017-12-282017-12-28
USA 1291KD3CQ/2017-12-282017-12-28
USA 1406K4VDX/P2017-12-262017-12-26
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
36USA 1020HCedar Point
34USA 377Hooper Island
33USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
23USA 601Piney Point
21USA 628Point Lookout
20POL 070Police Range Rear (Odra River)
20USA 394Huron Lightship (LV-103) (Lake Huron)
20POL 069Police Range Front (Odra River)
19POL 017Stilo

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Enfilacion Posterior MdpArgentinaARG 1612018-02-16
Baliza Dos Lomos PosteriorArgentinaARG 1752018-02-16
Baliza Dos Lomos AnteriorArgentinaARG 1742018-02-16
Rocas LawrenceArgentinaARG 1732018-02-16
Baliza Punta AzopardoArgentinaARG 1722018-02-16
Baliza Bahía LapataiaArgentinaARG 1712018-02-16
Baliza Enfilación Posterior Isla GableArgentinaARG 1702018-02-16
Baliza Enfilación Anterior Isla GableArgentinaARG 1692018-02-16
Baliza DirecciónArgentinaARG 1682018-02-16
Baliza De Las BarrancasArgentinaARG 1672018-02-16
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Kap/Udipi/KaupIndiaIND 0912018-01-23
DyrholaeyIcelandICE 0342018-01-23
LøruddenSwedenSWE 2682018-01-23
Ponta de São Marcos (MA)BrazilBRA 1912018-01-23
Araçagi (MA)BrazilBRA 0052018-01-23
Maceió Porto (AL)BrazilBRA 0632018-01-23
Berezan'-Ochakov Range RearUkraineUKR 0362018-01-23
Viktorovsky Range FrontUkraineUKR 0402018-01-23
Trinity House Lightship 12NetherlandsNET 1602018-01-23
Bailey's Harbor Lower (Front) Range (Lake Michigan)United States Of AmericaUSA 9362018-01-23

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 2003-2018 ARLHS, LLC.
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