Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

Communicating with Communicating with the Light Beacons of the World

World List of Lights WLOL

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 15,246 Lighthouses in 228 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 25th, 2013. 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.


To go to the WLOL, click here.

To submit a new light for our WLOL list, enter here.