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 15,436 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 September 7th, 2019. 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

Saginaw River Front Range - Copyright 1900 National Archives
Saginaw River Front Range
Copyright Copyright 1900 National Archives
Added to World List of Lights February 19, 2013

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
ERU 017RC1BQ2019-10-092020-10-09I live in island, a my job is Lihgtman and technik of lighthouse
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
CAN 1440VE3ISE2019-11-162019-11-16
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2019-11-162019-11-16
CAN 1440VE3ISE/M2019-11-162019-11-16
IDO 074YC1KK2019-11-072019-11-14
NOR 038LA/IU5LQJ2019-11-102019-11-10
CAN 1443VE3ISE2019-11-042019-11-04
USA 182MK1ZK2019-11-032019-11-03
USA 199KB3K/P2019-11-032019-11-03
CAY 001ZF2TH2019-11-012019-11-01
USA 644KK1TLS2019-10-272019-10-27
JPN 767JS6UEA2019-10-232019-10-23
CAN 619VE3ISE2019-10-222019-10-22
CAN 046VY2GF2019-10-202019-10-20
USA 1420KD3CQ/2019-10-192019-10-19
USA 588KD3CQ/2019-10-142019-10-14
USA 590KD3CQ/2019-10-142019-10-14
USA 059KD3CQ/2019-10-132019-10-13
USA 539KD3CQ/2019-10-132019-10-13
USA 462KD3CQ/2019-10-132019-10-13
USA 740KD3CQ/2019-10-132019-10-13
USA 816KD3CQ/2019-10-132019-10-13
USA 872KD3CQ/2019-10-122019-10-12
USA 1049KD3CQ/2019-10-122019-10-12
USA 023KD3CQ/2019-10-122019-10-12
USA 541KD3CQ/2019-10-122019-10-12
USA 813KD3CQ/2019-10-122019-10-12
USA 1118KD3CQ/2019-10-122019-10-12
USA 807KD3CQ/2019-10-112019-10-11
POR 012CT7/ON9DJ/P2019-10-092019-10-10
CAN 1061VE3CBK/QRP2019-10-072019-10-07
CAN 363VY2GF2019-10-062019-10-06
SPA 041EA7/ON9DJ/P2019-10-022019-10-02
USA 012KJ6MBW/P2019-09-272019-10-01
CAN 1442VE3ISE/M2019-10-012019-10-01
CAN 355VY2PLH2019-09-202019-09-22
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
33POL 008Hel
27USA 195Cove Point
25POL 004Gaski
24POL 017Stilo
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

WLOL Additions and Updates

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 2003-2019 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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