For those interested, I've paid up the expenses to keep the feed running for the next 2 months, for this the owner of the radio has been kind enough to give me control of the radio to choose the frequencies I want to scan. For now my intent is to focus in on different areas/sectors for around a few days at a time.
The radio is located in the vicinity of the JFK airport, but this area is covered well with the other JFK super feeds, so I'll be checking out other airports/airspace around the New York area. For the last week we have been testing different frequencies to get an idea what reception is like. Reception is very good to the west, and poor to the east, so far, apart from the JFK area, we have only been able to hear controllers on La Guardia Final 134.900, and La Guardia departure 120.400. Reception on 134.900 is very good, both aircraft and controllers. When I'm done checking out other areas I'll probably leave it on one of these two most of the time.
For now the radio is set up to scan the New York Center sectors to the northwest, the high sectors 132.175, 121.325 and the low sectors 132.600, 133.150. These sectors are working JFK arrivals inbounds on the LENDY and Kinsgton (IGN) arrivals, as well has departures from the New York terminal area over the COATE, NEION, GAYEL departure fixes. Reception range is pretty good as you can hear traffic all the way to the New York/Cleveland Center boundary around 175 nautical miles to the northwest.
Watch this space and I'll try to keep you updated on what frequencies are currently in the scanner. And thanks again to the owner of the radio for letting me do this and taking the time to tune the radio for me, and of course to Dave and all the people that keep the LiveATC network going as well, thanks. DJ