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 15,527 Lighthouses in 234 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 August 23rd, 2023. 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

Michigan City Lighthouse - Copyright 2003 KF4ZLO
Michigan City Lighthouse
Copyright Copyright 2003 KF4ZLO
Added to World List of Lights April 4, 2017

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
FRA 394F5OHH/P2024-03-112024-03-11During equinoxe tide with Kayak ocean, on 40 and 20m from 09h00 am to 12h00, JPC12 and MP1 antenna
CAN 623VE3WLX2024-03-112024-03-11Sometime between 18:00 GMT and 23:55 GMT. Possible 4 lights pending weather and conditions
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 316W3NY2024-02-232024-02-26
USA 236W3NY2024-02-232024-02-24
USA 006W3NY2024-02-192024-02-19
BRA 063PV7AA2024-02-162024-02-18
ARG 140LU4DQ2024-02-172024-02-18
ARG 134LU3DXG/D2024-02-162024-02-18
ARG 134LW6EGE/D LW3DMV/D LU1EVC/D LU9DEY/D LU4DBP/D LW2D2024-02-162024-02-18
ARG 140LU4DQ/E2024-02-172024-02-18
CHI 013CB7C2024-02-162024-02-18
URU 008CX1RV2024-02-162024-02-17
CHI 073XR2ET2024-02-172024-02-17
USA 838K2KJD2024-02-152024-02-15
FRA 743F5OHH/P2024-02-122024-02-12
USA 838K2KJD2024-02-112024-02-11
USA 789NP3F/W42024-02-102024-02-10
USA 644NP3F/W42024-02-082024-02-08
CAN 1010VE3WLX2024-02-032024-02-03
CAN 1012VE3WLX2024-02-032024-02-03
CAN 1013VE3WLX2024-02-032024-02-03
CAN 546VE3WLX2024-02-032024-02-03
USA 049VE3WLX2024-01-262024-01-26
USA 896VE3WLX2024-01-262024-01-26
CAN 306VE1RPX2024-01-092024-01-09
CAN 630VE1RPX2024-01-092024-01-09
CAN 042VE1RPX2024-01-092024-01-09
CAN 614VE1RPX2024-01-092024-01-09
CAN 406VE1RPX2024-01-092024-01-09
CAN 072MVE1RPX2024-01-082024-01-08
USA 313X8BAB2023-12-182023-12-31
CAN 767VE3CBK/QRP2023-12-282023-12-28
CAN 586VE3CBK/QRP2023-12-282023-12-28
CAN 534VE3CBK/QRP2023-12-282023-12-28
USA 562VE3CBK/QRP2023-12-282023-12-28
USA 894KD9FM2023-12-212023-12-21
USA 682KD9FM2023-12-212023-12-21
Most Popular ARLHS Lighthouse Activations
# ActivationsLight #Name
41POL 008Hel
38POL 012Kolobrzeg
37USA 1020HCedar Point
35USA 377Hooper Island
34USA 630Point No Point
27USA 195Cove Point
26POL 017Stilo
25POL 004Gaski
24USA 601Piney Point
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port

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 2003-2024 ARLHS, LLC.
ARLHS for usage information.

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