Operating from EA6

  General

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of Spain located in the western Mediterranean Sea. The archipelago consists of several islands and numerous islets. The largest islands, that are inhabited, are Majorca/Mallorca, Minorca/Menorca, Ibiza/Eivissa and Formentera.

As they belong to Spain, the Balearic Islands are an insular territory of the European Union.

You will find extensive information about the Balearic Islands geography, demographics and history on the Wikipedia.

Amateur radio legislation

Amateur radio use and operation in the Balearic Islands is under de European directives and Spanish regulations. It will be easier for you if you own a HAREC/CEPT license and URE has compiled useful information for you.

Balearic prefixes

Spain (EA) is divided in several districts. The sixth district corresponds to the Balearic Islands, so any generic Spanish prefix followed by the number 6 is applicable to them.

The valid prefixes are:

PrefixUseComments
EA6, EB6, EC6For individual authorizations or collective stationsEA6 by default
ED6, EE6, EF6For temporary use in low relevance events: contests, experiments, demonstrations…Authorization required. ED6 for unattended automatic stations: repeaters, beacons, gateways…
EG6, EH6In regional or local events of high relevanceAuthorization required
AM6, AN6In high relevance national eventsAuthorization required
AO6In high relevance international eventsAuthorization required

What prefix to use

EA stations are free to operate without any modification (EA6/, /EA6, /6, /P, /M…). The legal format is /6 but is optional.

Foreign stations can use EA/ or EA6/. EA6 format is preferred.