Go Portable

The aim of GOTA is to encourage RF communications and “Portable / Mobile Activity” through our network of linked Simplex Gateways which is accessible to ALL licensed amateurs via our wide range of multi-mode connections.

Our 2021 “Special Event” is taking place between the 12th and 20th of June 2021.

Access via your local connected FreeSTAR Simplex Gateway…. If your local Simplex Gateway isn’t connected to the FreeSTAR network, ask the Gateway Keeper to contact FreeSTAR for details of how to connect.

Just in case you needed any further encouragement to take part in the 2021 Special Event, we have a selection of prize giveaways arranged by our good friends at Moonraker.

Find your GOTA Simplex Gateway

GOTA Special Event Callsigns.

Invited Special Event Callsigns.

Log your QSO

What is GOTA?



4 hours ago

This Weekend 2E1HWE will be Mobile activating GOTA Gateways up & down the M1 Motorway between Essex & Nottinghamshire. Chasers Listen out of me & track my progress via APRS. Tonight we will live stream GB1GOA from the famous GB3NF repeater site. gb3nf.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Oscar Wood my mate Steve Lunson set up my hotspot so I can use different systems by changing the talkgroup I go into it with. The problem we are facing is we are unable to disconnect from freestar network in theory when i go to tg4023426 (freestar) i should be able to disconnect by then going to tg4004000 or so I'm led to believe (this doesn't work) Unfortunately not even shutting down the radio and the mmdvm hotspot is disconnecting me from the network. Do you have any suggestions on how to get around this. Thanks M6JLM ... See MoreSee Less
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15 hours ago

Live now On FreeSTAR Network. Special Event Station GB1UTA ! www.qrz.com/lookup/GB1UTA ... See MoreSee Less
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17 hours ago

***Personal Allstar Node Users - Use Node 2195***To allow us to help support the increasing number of connections we have opened a new node specifically for "End Users"If you are currently connected to nodes 53375 or 53399 and are NOT a simplex gateway or repeater, can you switch to node 2195 as soon as convenient.We will be phasing out nodes 53375 & 53399 but dont worry it wont be for a while yet, we wont loose you.Many thanksThe Admin Team ... See MoreSee Less
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18 hours ago

It's actually stopped raining here in West Sussex now, so I am planning a GOTA activation from the village green. WX permitting, I should be on air via MB6IGG from about 1730 local time... but possibly not for very long if the rain starts! 73 from Ed M0MNG/p. ... See MoreSee Less
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