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 January 1st, 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

IDO-131 GILI SELANG - Copyright 2013
Copyright Copyright 2013
Added to World List of Lights October 20, 2014

Lighthouse Radio Activations

Current Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndNotes
Activations during the next 90 days
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate EndOperator(s) Notes
CHI 012XR2R2023-02-152023-02-19Radioclub Los Libertadores de Los Andes
ARG 032LT4Z2023-02-162023-02-18
ARG 032LT4Z2023-02-172023-02-19The group of radio amateurs "the lighthouse keepers of the end of the world" will activate the southernmost co[. . .]
URU 031CX1RV2023-02-172023-02-19Activation American Lighthouses aboard the sailboat Caudillo from the breakwater of the port of Piriapolis
BRA 063PV7AA (SPECIAL CALLSIGN)2023-02-172023-02-19Labre-AL (Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão Alagoas) - website: visite-nos/p[. . .]
BRA 034ZZ5D2023-02-172023-02-19Farol de Santa Marta em Laguna - SC
BRA 187ZZ5D2023-02-172023-02-19Farol de Santa Marta
BRA 043ZZ2MI2023-02-172023-02-19Operators PY2MAM and PY2TTN Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m. SSB and FT8
BRA 168ZW1WZZ2023-02-172023-02-19Farol da Ponta da Armação
Recent Activations
Light #Call SignDate BeginDate End
USA 563W2IIT2023-01-282023-01-28
ARG 088LU1XOP/W2023-01-182023-01-18
ARG 088LU8WVA/W2023-01-182023-01-18
CAN 1433VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-302022-12-30
CAN 1435VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-302022-12-30
CAN 1046VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-302022-12-30
CAN 1436VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-302022-12-30
CAN 1047VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-302022-12-30
CAN 1432VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-302022-12-30
USA 894KD9FM2022-12-292022-12-29
FRA 509F5OHH/P2022-12-272022-12-27
USA 498KD9FM2022-12-202022-12-20
USA 497KD9FM2022-12-202022-12-20
CAN 1352VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-172022-12-17
CAN 1437VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-172022-12-17
CAN 1431VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-172022-12-17
CAN 867VE3CBK/QRP2022-12-172022-12-17
SPA 228EB1AO2022-12-032022-12-03
SPA 072EB1AO2022-12-032022-12-03
FRA 375F5OHH/P2022-11-282022-11-28
CAN 387VA7DBJ2022-11-272022-11-27
CAN 1308VA7DBJ2022-11-272022-11-27
FRA 816F5OHH/P2022-11-252022-11-25
FRA 191F5OHH/P2022-11-232022-11-23
FRA 192F5OHH/P2022-11-212022-11-21
USA 563W2IIT & WB2MSB2022-11-192022-11-19
USA 783W0JH2022-11-042022-11-06
CAN 363VY2GF2022-11-062022-11-06
USA 617W6P2022-11-052022-11-05
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
24POL 033Gdansk Nowy Port/Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port
24USA 601Piney Point

WLOL Additions and Updates

Last Ten Lights modified in the last 60 days
NameLocationLight #Modified
Lightship #55 (John Sebastian), River Avon, BristolEnglandENG 3222023-01-01
Klova Hamn (Hönö Island)SwedenSWE 4352023-01-01

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 2003-2023 ARLHS, LLC.
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