Amateur radio in Balearic Islands
Welcome to EA6
The Balearic Islands are a popular tourist destination among Europeans. Almost 15 million foreigners visit them every year (pre-COVID-19 pandemic). Naturally, some of them are radio amateurs.
You may be thinking of visiting us soon and, after searching for information on the Internet, you have found that most of it is outdated.
This web page intends to remedy that problem, gathering useful information for the visitor and the local, as extensive and updated as possible.
If you need more information, find something wrong or want to make a suggestion, just drop us a message.
Operating from EA6
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 Mallorca (Majorca), Menorca (Minorca), Eivissa (Ibiza) 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.
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:
|EA6, EB6, EC6||For individual authorizations or collective stations.||EA6 by default.|
|ED6, EE6, EF6||For temporary use in low relevance events: contests, experiments, demonstrations...||Authorization required. ED6 for unattended automatic stations: repeaters, beacons, gateways…|
|EG6, EH6||In regional or local events of high relevance.||Authorization required.|
|AM6, AN6||In high relevance national events.||Authorization required.|
|AO6||In high relevance international events.||Authorization 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/.
Thank you very much to all.