Schottky barriers on n-type GaN films grown by low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapor deposition are characterized and derived. A thin Pt or a Pd layer is deposited by electron-gun evaporation to form Schottky contacts in a vacuum below 1×10-6 Torr. The Schottky barrier heights of Pt on the n-GaN film are determined to be 1.04 and 1.03 eV by current-voltage (C-V) and current density-temperature (J-T) measurements, respectively. Also based on C-V and J-T measurements, the measured barrier height of Pd on n-GaN is 0.94 and 0.91 eV, respectively. Schottky characteristics of Pt and Pd observed in the experiment are compared with those of Au and Ti in previous reports.