Other Upstate NY Groups running a Pumpkin Patrol:
Upstate Counties participating:
Erie County - ECAR
Onondaga County - LARC (see above notes)
This is a two night public service event to be held on October 30th and 31st from 19:00 to 21:00 hours.
If you are interested in participating for the Onondaga County portion of this event, please contact Al May, WA2KFV at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 315-633-9280. Please specify your availability for one night or two and provide a contact e-mail and phone number.
Monroe County - RARA
Eighteen (18) ham operators are needed for this after dark safety patrol. We will provide the eyes and ears for the New York State Police in an effort to keep pranksters from throwing objects off bridges into the path of motorists below. We will cover as many bridges in Monroe County as possible and coordinate with neighboring counties as needed.
Hams will provide safety communications by informing Net Control of any suspicious activity. This type of activity can be, but is not limited to, stopping on overpass, same vehicle passing bridge location repeatedly, pedestrians on bridge, objects thrown from vehicle or by pedestrians. Net Control will communicate with NYSP. Additionally, we will have rovers that will bring refreshments to those watching bridges. More info at: https://www.rochesterham.org/public_service.htm
News report: https://www.whec.com/news/pumpkin-patrol-aims-to-crack-down-on-halloween-pranksters/5129008/?cat=565
Ontario and Wayne Counties - SIARC & Drumlins:
SIARC info at: http://www.siarc.us/
Drumlins info at: http://drumlinsarc.us/
Putnam County- PEARL
Schenectady County - SARA
Moreinfo at: http://k2ae.org/sara-public-service-events
PLEASE SEND US YOUR GROUPS PLANS FOR 2019 to: UpstateHam@gmail.com