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 15,322 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 November 29th, 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

Lantjor-LH - Copyright 2014 YE4IJ
Copyright Copyright 2014 YE4IJ
Added to World List of Lights July 3, 2014

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
USA 845KA3UNQ/P2015-11-212015-11-21
USA 845KA3UNQ/P2015-11-182015-11-18
USA 1224KA3UNQ/P2015-11-142015-11-14
USA 503KA3UNQ/P2015-11-142015-11-14
USA 1103KA3UNQ/P2015-11-072015-11-07
USA 083KA3UNQ/P2015-11-072015-11-07
USA 290KA3UNQ/P2015-11-072015-11-07
ALG 0097T9A2015-10-292015-11-02
USA 783W0JH2015-10-302015-11-01
BAL 024EA6/DL6AP/P2015-10-192015-10-19
CAN 535VY2PLH2015-10-162015-10-18
CAN 536VY2PLH2015-10-162015-10-18
CAN 537VY2PLH2015-10-162015-10-18
FRA 088TM1CO2015-10-032015-10-04
CAN 086VE3CPH/VE3HS2015-09-192015-09-26
USA 1417KA3UNQ/P2015-09-262015-09-26
USA 1418KA3UNQ/P2015-09-262015-09-26
FRA 298F5OHH/P2015-09-242015-09-24
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)
19ITA 181Diga di Legante - Radice (Black & White) (Senigallia)
19USA 628Point Lookout
16USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)/Brewerton Range Front (New)
16USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Tolchester Channel Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14322015-10-29
Tolchester Channel Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14312015-10-29
Brewerton Channel Eastern Extension Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14302015-10-29
Brewerton Channel Eastern Extension Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14292015-10-29
Elk River Channel South Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14282015-10-29
Elk River Channel South Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14272015-10-29
Elk River Channel North Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14262015-10-29
Elk River Channel North Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14252015-10-29
Grove Point Range RearUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14242015-10-29
Grove Point Range FrontUnited States Of AmericaUSA 14232015-10-29
Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Carraig Fhada/Port EllenScotlandSCO 0432015-11-29
Pointe de la Perrotine (Harbour Boyardville)FranceFRA 6582015-11-17
Cap FagnetFranceFRA 7732015-11-17
CaudebecquetFranceFRA 7742015-11-17
Ïles Saint-MarcoufFranceFRA 0552015-11-17
Berck IFranceFRA 1592015-11-17
Boulogne Digue Nord HeadFranceFRA 5472015-11-17
Pointe de Penmarc'h (II)FranceFRA 2702015-11-17
Pointe de la RoqueFranceFRA 4602015-11-17
Mont-Saint-MichelFranceFRA 7602015-11-17

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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