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?



12 hours ago

**ASTRO-25 P25**The FreeSTAR P25 reflector had been rebuilt. It’s now running the latest code and is linked directly to the FreeSTAR core engine. You can connect with Pi-Star under host 23426 p25.freestar.network. Use Talkgroup 23426. You can also “try before you buy” with DroidSTAR. Host 23426 TGID 23426. New dashboard p25.freestar.network ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Me and Bruce would like to Thank all involved last night that made the “Analogue VS Digital” debate/net possible! All the people that called in, all the background work, Graham for his outstanding performance and positiveness, Oscar for his passion in this hobby, the admins for keeping the network clean, and all the networks, repeaters and gateways that stay connected and come to connect to FreeSTAR. I would also like to give specials thanks for the use of GB7GR (G6SSN) DMR repeater last night to which I was using for this net! Also we would like to give special thanks to DV Scotland and Phoenix UK for making this possible on DMR TG23426 via GB7GR. Thanks guys for all of your support it is truly inspiring and we look forward to continued activity across the network! Stay connected! Shane Bruce M0VUB M0UKB ... See MoreSee Less
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18 hours ago

Hello All, The Great British Weather looks to have caused a momentary hick-up in Internet Connectivity.Can I ask please All Node, Gateway & Repeater Keepers as well as all our fabulous users out there to check your connections and reconnect if you need to.We do our very best to relink everyone if this happens but sometimes systems are not able to accept INBOUND connections so we need you to check things from your end too. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Analogue vs Digital Net Thanks to everyone that participated in a wonderful 'Top Talk Production' debate. Thanks so much to our 2 heavyweight contenders, 2E1HWE Oscar Wood and M0VUB Shane Daley . On the day, analogue had 17 votes with digital had 11 votes. Having said that, we all recognise every mode is a winner, and we so much enjoy connecting all different modes together, and build our ham radio community.Thanks again and have a great Sunday everyone. GM0UUB & MM7HQS ... See MoreSee Less
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