It's funny to see this post. I worked a NY ARINC when I got out of the air force in 1988, until 1990 when I got in the FAA. The carib. is fun to listen to, But in my opinion, when the national tracks are active NAT X, Y, or Z the atlantic goes insaine. You would be amazed to hear some of the things that go on out over the ocean. If you can post any of there HF clips I would love to hear my old friends carrying on thier jobs.
You ain't kidding. I listen to NAT and CAR...I also listen to AFI on 11.300, which is interesting as the equipment is mostly off frequency, and I hear traffic being passed between ground stations because the radios are in such poor condition. The NY ARINC people are really good, and I can tell by the way the pilots talk to them. I've heard some chit chat between ARINC and the aircraft, with first names tossed back and forth. Talk about law enforcement being a family...I can see aviation is almost the same!