Gateways On The Air

Back Again June 2024

Gateways On The Air will be back for June 2024….

The “Gateways On The Air” event which is QRV in June on the FreeSTAR Network.

The aim of GOTA is to promote increased RF voice communications via Simplex Gateways where we encourage licensed amateurs to go outside into the fresh air, either when portable or mobile to work a Simplex Gateway from a location of public interest.

GOTA is a “just for fun” event where there are two categories for both the Activators and the Chasers to enter. The event is run in the spirit of SOTA, BOTA, IOTA and commences during the height of the summer solstice which allows lots of radio activity to take place late into the UK summer evenings.

Our official event sponsor is our friends and retail partners at Moonraker. To be in for with a chance to win a prize, all you need to do is have one meaningful QSO via a Simplex Gateway! To enter just log your QSO on the GOTA website and you will be placed into a free prize draw. In the meantime and in celebration of this years event please enjoy a 5% discount off everything at Moonraker by using the code “GOTA” on checkout at .

The GOTA Schedule includes the Activators “Theme Days” which are planned over the 9 day period. We also have some special events which you may not want to miss…

73 de Oscar


Event Promoter

"GOTA" Simplex Gateway List

GOTA Special Event Callsigns (Previous)

Invited Special Event Callsigns

Log your GOTA QSO




On Thursday 16th June 2022 GOTA was a guest at the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park. We used the callsign GB3RS while activating local Analogue Simplex Gateway MB7IDT . We had 29 QSO’s in a 2 hour period. 

Thank you to Martyn Baker G0GMB at the NRC for arranging the activation.


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