Monday, October 19, 2020

2020 Pumpkin Patrol in Upstate NY


 Upstate Counties participating:

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 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

Pumpkin Patrol: October 30-31,2020 Bridges of the New York State Thruway 

Twenty five (25) ham operators will provide safety patrol after dark. 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 seventeen (17) bridges in Monroe County 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:

Ontario and Wayne Counties - SIARC & Drumlins:
SIARC info at:
Drumlins info at:

Putnam County- PEARL


Schenectady County - SARA
Moreinfo at:

Chenango, Deleware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties:

This is a joint coordination between four ARRL Emergency Coordinators, two DECs, four amateur radio clubs and ARES groups, two NYSP Troops, four county Sheriff Departments. We cover the Interstate 88 corridor overpasses.

Schoharie County - SCARA

Otsego & Chenango Counties - OCARES

Delaware County - Walton Radio Association


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