I have been monitoring mostly from the Ft. Wadsworth area on Staten Island. Ft. Wadsworth is the location of the US Coast Guard Sector New York. They have had numerous fly overs by USCG helicopters and have been landing some at the baseball field on Ft. Wadsworth. I've also been seeing many other military and other helicopters flying over the area over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The National Guard and active duty military units have begun to arrive and are staging at various locations, one of which is Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. I have not been able to confirm any military or National Guard communications yet, but the National Parks Police are very busy supporting operations in their areas.
Here is what has been busy:
|162.3250||N293||USCG NET 111|
|USCG NET 115
|165.2375||N301||DHS CBP DNET 1|
|166.0500||100.0||FORT WADSWORTH NPS OPERATIONS/SECURITY|
|166.3250||136.5||US PARK POLICE - NEW YORK AREA F1|
|169.8250||N225||NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA|
|345.0000||AM||USCG AIR OPERATIONS|
|406.3375||N482||USPS POSTAL INSPECTORS|
|408.2000||N270||FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE|
During the evening I heard multiple communications on 123.1 MHz from "AVIATION BASE". They were apparently directing inbound helicopters to landing and parking areas somewhere. There was mention of parking on a baseball field near a flight line. I thought it might have been at the old airfield at Floyd Bennett, but haven't been able to confirm that. Reports on Radio Reference have 242.2 MHz and 283.0 MHz being used by the National Guard helicopters operating in the area.
And I forgot to include in the list above the Red Cross frequency of 47.42 MHz, which I caught some transmissions Saturday.