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 15,306 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 3rd, 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

Whaleback Light - Copyright 2008
Whaleback Light
Copyright Copyright 2008
Added to World List of Lights May 12, 2008

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
GRE 104SV8GXQ2015-07-022015-07-07
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CAN 137VA7MJR2015-07-172015-07-20Bands 80 to 6 meters Time of day that I will be active depends on my work schedule
FED 092DL1SWB2015-08-082015-08-09
FED 244DG2RON2015-08-142015-08-16@ILLW 2015
FED 244DC7VS2015-08-142015-08-16@ILLW 2015
SWE 474SM7I2015-08-152015-08-16
SWI 005HB9FVR2015-08-152015-08-16Main OPs: HB9FVR, HB9FVF, HB9FVC
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
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
FDN 001ZW0FWA2015-05-032015-05-07
CEU 007EA3EGB/92015-05-012015-05-04
USA 634W6/DL6AP/P2015-05-012015-05-01
URU 008CW0R2015-04-262015-04-26
ITA 039IQ7AF/P2015-04-262015-04-26
USA 464KA3UNQ/P2015-04-252015-04-25
USA 1011KA3UNQ/P2015-04-252015-04-25
FRA 052F5OHH/P2015-04-242015-04-24
URU 008CW0R2015-04-212015-04-21
USA 1149KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 165KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 1416KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 474KA3UNQ/P2015-04-182015-04-18
USA 689KD9FM/M2015-04-162015-04-16
USA 1319KD9FM/M2015-04-162015-04-16
BRA 208ZV2VS2015-04-112015-04-12
USA 624WN8QGV2015-04-122015-04-12
USA 463WN8QGV2015-04-122015-04-12
FED 257DL6AP/P2015-04-102015-04-10
FRA 124F5OHH/P2015-04-092015-04-09
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
15USA 083Brewerton Channel Range Front (Old)/Hawkins Point/Brewerton Range Front Light (Old)
15USA 1103Brewerton Channel Range Front (New)/Brewerton Range Front (New)

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights added in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Added
Zhygylgan (zhigylganskiy)KazakhstanKAZ 0102015-07-03
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
Ingonish Island (Cape Breton Island)CanadaCAN 12212015-06-29
Bray's Point/Rockwell (Lake Winnebago)United States Of AmericaUSA 12552015-06-29
UdkiggenGreenlandGRN 0332015-06-29
Adlerskiy (Black Sea)Russia - EuropeanERU 2942015-06-12
Sochinskiy (Black Sea)Russia - EuropeanERU 0632015-06-12
McInnes IslandCanadaCAN 3102015-06-10
Conanicut Island/North ConanicutUnited States Of AmericaUSA 1852015-06-10
Cabo HiguerSpainSPA 0292015-05-25
Cabo La Plata/Pasajes AnchoSpainSPA 1332015-05-25
Punta del Mirador (Guip├║zcoa)SpainSPA 3212015-05-25

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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