July 31, 2012

'Pat Murphy' Linked By I.P. Address To "BobSmith" Snitch Emails Sent To Canadian Radio Authorites and Yellowknife Ham Radio Club! Email Screenshots. JTA Joins "Proven Liars" Club

"I was one of the last people to agree
 that Richard Nixon was a crook."
~John T. Arthur on the Free Radio Cafe, 8/02/2011

Pirate Radio News & Commentary
By John Poet

 Most of our readers are probably familiar with the narrative published by Radio Paranoia of how 'Commander Bunny' aka Pat Murphy, posing as "Bob Smith",  purportedly filed a complaint with Canadian radio authorities, as well as an amateur radio club, the Yellowknife Amateur Radio Society (YARS), in his attempt to get Doc John of Radio Yellowknife/Northern Relay Service, busted-- thus eliminating the only other active pirate radio relay service back in early 2011:
"House of Games: "Bob Smith" con's piracy"
(See also "How Commander Bunny & His Gang of FRN Sock-Puppets Started the Pirate Radio War of 2011: With Covert Attacks Against Radio Yellowknife, Then FRN Flaming and Mass-Emailed Lies & Propoganda Against the Northern Relay Service")

After 'C.Bunny' made yet another of his numerous blog attacks against sundry pirate radio personalities purporting to "out" their personal information, this time Doc John's (in a post he soon deleted as he often does), an enterprising pirate DXer made a renewed attempt to obtain a copy of that Email which was sent to the Yellowknife Club a year-and-a-half ago.  This time he succeeded, "karma" having taken a hand in it, and the details have been duly reported on the Radio Paranoia blog:
Fink Noise: Connection Confirmed Between Pat Murphy and Snitching on "Rival" Pirate Radio Operator      and     Fink Noise Part 2: The "Bob Smith" email

((BTW-  Has anyone else noticed the eery similarity between the  text of the "BobSmith" emails to Canadian authorities, and the fake emails attempting to frame Artie Bigley for TCS bust  posted by CB last year?))

As one might imagine, there has been much thrashing and nashing of teeth from The Bunny Camp... with JTA aka John T. Arthur, operator of the Belfast mail drop, taking the lead in launching various counterattacks aimed at me which seemed to be more in the character of C.Bunny/Pat Murphy than the JTA we used to know, and inevitably making the FRN website and the Belfast, New York maildrop appear to be even more unsafe for non-Bunny-allied pirate radio operators or just plain DXers than one may have previously thought (if that were possible):
 JTA Puts Final Nail in FRN Coffin

JTA, along with the Bunny, seem to believe that I am responsible for writing the Radio Paranoia blog which has deviled them so.  All I can say is, I can only wish that I was half as clever, or half as effective as the writer behind it, in putting the Bunny and his Mafia in their proper place-- but thank you so much for that unintended compliment!

Along with accusations that I am the real author of Radio Paranoia, or that Guise Faux is my "sock-puppet",  they have been demanding "proof" of this or that other thing, and denying the validity of everything already published.  JTA in particular seems to have learned well one of the prime tactics of Nixon, whom he 'couldn't believe' was a crook, "Deny, Deny, Deny".  As I stated to him via Email, I'm quite convinced he would refuse to acknowledge whatever proof was produced, no matter how iron-clad; if we had Pat Murphy's finger prints all over a 'murder weapon', he would then demand DNA evidence-- and if we had DNA evidence, he would claim it was somehow compromised.  Perhaps he missed his calling; perhaps he should have been a criminal defense attorney defending very obviously guilty people-- instead of... well, whatever he actually was.

One of "BobSmith"s sock-puppety Facebook posts from the Commander Bunny page,
dated previous to the publication of the Doc John-"BobSmith" email exchange.

So, it is not for JTA's or Pat's sake that I am producing some screenshots of the Email in question, but for the sake of better illustrating the reporting already done, for the pirate radio community-at-large.

(Actually, I am convinced that some of these demands for "proof" and "scanning" of the email have been lodged in hopes that one of us would make the mistake of forwarding the entire email to parties who really have no interest in the facts, but rather would like to ferrot out the identities of those involved in procuring the information, so that they could be targeted for harassment, abuse, and all types of the usual libels.... heck, perhaps even 'nasty' phone calls from Kracker to themselves or their family members, if they were unlucky enough to pick up for 'Anonymous' or 'Private Caller'...)

Sorry, Mr. Arthur,  you won't be getting what Pat is after... not from me.

It is unfortunate that we will probably never be able to obtain the kind of  "smoking-gun proof" regarding the FCC action against The Crystal Ship that would irrefutably prove the case I have sought to make (although that does not mean that all efforts will be abandoned). However, we do have quite a bit of "evidence"... and there is such a thing as the "preponderance of evidence", and that is very obviously on my side of the matter, to any fair-minded observer.

"JTA insinuating himself into this dispute back in April was a bad move to begin with.  It's a no-win situation for him.  He's defending the indefensible at the cost of his own credibility."  
~ Guise Faux

  Indeed,  it seems that with every passing day, with every additional purported or attempted "outing" of the personal information of various pirate operators and listeners by 'Commander Murphy', the "preponderance of evidence" of Murph-Bunny publicly acting-out his deep character flaws tend to remove any remaining doubts that he also played some role in the demise of The Crystal Ship.

However, there is evidence which is much more direct, to show Murphy's sneak-snitch attack against Radio Yellowknife/Northern Relay Service.  

Photographic, mathematical, scientific "proof "?  Perhaps not quite--- or rather, not quite in a form which we are able to publish while assuring safety to all our sources-- but more than enough for most people with any common sense who aren't married to their "20-year friendship with Pat Murphy", or to the "John Poet lies about everything, boo hoo" pirate parrot mantra.)

Screenshots of the "BobSmith" Email to Y.A.R.S.

In order to protect sources from the kind of harassment that I and some others in the pirate community have endured, parts of the Email have been obscured by "strategic scrolling", or "redacted"-- mostly the top and bottom: the name and email address of the person who obtained the copy of this email, the person at the radio club who dug it up for them, and certain purported details about Doc John/NRS which the originator, BobSmith6955@yahoo.com says that he had already "sent to the Saskatoon office" (of the Canadian radio authorities). Gmail users will note the empty space in the right-hand column where the senders' email address usually appears, which I have clipped from the screenshots.

Here are the screenshots taken from within my Gmail box, as received from my source (click on the image to enlarge):

BobSmith email part 1
BobSmith email part 2

Current or former users of YAHOO-Mail may note the blue line on the left, which indicates the text of the Email that "BobSmith" was forwarding to Y.A.R.S., along with his added note at the top right after the sender's address, BobSmith6955@yahoo.com.

Directly Linking 'Pat Murphy' to 'BobSmith6955' by I.P. Address

Email headers from emails originating from "BobSmith6955@yahoo.com" were already obtained from Doc John of Northern Relay Service, as a result of their email exchange, and these were previously published here.  One set was as follows:

" Delivered-To: northernrelayservice@gmail.com Received: by with SMTP id o17cs108031yan; Wed, 9 Feb 2011 03:52:32 -0800 (PST) Received: by with SMTP id u17mr1598406ybf.25.1297252351376; Wed, 09 Feb 2011 03:52:31 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: Received: from nm12.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com (nm12.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com []) by mx.google.com with SMTP id w42si536172ybe.20.2011.; Wed, 09 Feb 2011 03:52:30 -0800 (PST) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of bobsmith6955@yahoo.com designates as permitted sender) client-ip=; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of bobsmith6955@yahoo.com designates as permitted sender) smtp.mail=bobsmith6955@yahoo.com; dkim=pass (test mode) header.i=@yahoo.com Received: from [] by nm12.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 09 Feb 2011 11:52:29 -0000 Received: from [] by tm5.bullet.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 09 Feb 2011 11:52:29 -0000 Received: from [] by omp1057.mail.sp2.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 09 Feb 2011 11:52:29 -0000 Received: from [] by web110002.mail.gq1.yahoo.com via HTTP; Wed, 09 Feb 2011 03:52:28 PST X-Mailer: YahooMailClassic/11.4.20 YahooMailWebService/ Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 03:52:28 -0800 (PST) From: Bob Smith Subject: Whats up? To: northernrelayservice@gmail.com "

  When reading headers delivered to a Gmail address like Doc's, the last I.P. address in brackets indicates the I.P. address of the original sender, in this case 
 [ ]

A location in Newport News, Virginia is indicated by this I.P. location website (although some may report it as "Norfolk" or other nearby towns).

Previously, no published information has directly linked this I.P. address to 'Pat Murphy'.  We are going to document that direct connection here and now.

As owner/operator of the Free Radio Cafe forum, I created specific rules against "sock-puppeting" at its founding-- in a direct reaction to Pat Murphy/Commander Bunny's rampant sock-puppeting on the FRN website which has been documented  ad nauseum

'Pat Murphy' was among the group who signed into the Free Radio Cafe within a week of its unveiling in late May 2011.

In July 2011, after the FCC visit to The Crystal Ship, but before that visit became public, "Lovemyradios" was signed in to the FRC.  This ID was previously used on the HFU and the FRN, and long suspected of being a Murphy sock-puppet. An email conversation between this person and myself ensued, which I previously alluded to in the post about the TCS bust, wherein "Lovemyradios" attempted to get specific schedule information for TCS out of me-- much the same way as 'BobSmith' tried to get it out of Doc John, all the while pretending to be the operator of the famed 70s-80s pirate 'Radio Clandestine'-- the same narrative given to someone else by yet another sockpuppet who had been active on HFU and copy-pasted the same loggings onto that site as the known Murph-Bunny sockpuppet, "Beans", had posted on the FRN!  (One of these days I must get around to publishing that whole email exchange-- so much yet to blog, and so much writer's block...)  Anyway, all that and a few other things made it very clear that "Lovemyradios" was actually "Pat Murphy" aka "Commander Bunny", and that he had blatantly violated the FRC's rules very clear prohibitions against sock-puppeting by signing in under both names.  I allowed it, for a brief time, in order to see where he would go with it.

An SSTV image posted in HFUnderground loggings.

As the website administrator, I do of course have access to I.P. addresses, including the one used by 'Pat Murphy' when he signed into FRC-- although about the only time I look at them is when I have suspicions of further Murphy sock-puppeting attempts.  In Murphy's case, in order to help me prevent further sock-puppeting attempts at FRC, I made a record of his I.P. address as of that time, and a text-copy of the information given out by the IP locator built into the FRC's phpBB software adminstrator's interface.  I then threw it into an FRC folder on my computer and pretty much forgot I had it... and now, amidst the opposition's demands for "proof" (hasn't anyone ever told them, "be careful what you ask for"?)  just now remembered it and realized its importance to this specific case of the "BobSmith" emails against Doc John and NRS--

Pat's I.P. Address used to register for the FRC was
precisely the same as the I.P. used to send emails from BobSmith6955@yahoo.com to NRS!

Of course this will be no big surprise to many of us-- but it is the first time 'Pat Murphy' has been placed directly into the 'BobSmith' email box with any kind of real documentation.

The saved "who-is" information on Pat's I.P. from FRC administration read as follows:


"IP whois for pool-173-71-152-9.nrflva.fios.verizon.net
# Query terms are ambiguous. The query is assumed to be:
# "n"
# Use "?" to get help.
# The following results may also be obtained via:
# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=173.7 ... ARIN=false
NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-173-64-0-0-1

Parent: NET-173-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
RegDate: 2008-08-11
Updated: 2010-09-07
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-173-64-0-0-1

OrgName: Verizon Online LLC
Address: 22001 Loudoun County Parkway
City: Ashburn
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 20147
Country: US
Updated: 2010-08-12
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/VRIS
OrgTechHandle: ZV20-ARIN
OrgTechName: Verizon Internet Services
OrgTechPhone: 800-243-6994
OrgTechEmail: IPMGMT-SWIP@gnilink.net
OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZV20-ARIN
OrgAbuseHandle: VISAB-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: VIS Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-214-513-6711
OrgAbuseEmail: security@verizon.net
OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/VISAB-ARIN
# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html


(Note that the address given above is that of the internet access provider, as opposed to the I.P. users location.)

At the time I saved this only as a text file, I expected only to refer to this information to try to prevent further Murphy sock-puppeting on FRC-- and had no expectation that there would ever be a need to publish it, or attempt to "prove" anything with it-- so I failed to take a screenshot at the time. (Indeed, I wasn't yet in the habit of taking screenshots of anything.)  And, since 'PatMurphy's FRC membership was ultimately deleted for violation of our sock-puppeting rules-- I can no longer access the information to take any screenshots now, as his membership no longer exists... unfortunately, or as JTA would probably say, "conveniently".

However, I'll rely on any I.T. type people, or anyone familiar with the workings of the phpBB system, to bear out the authenticity of the above-- and upon my own reputation within the majority of the free radio community, to assure that this information is genuine, and has not been altered or 'manufactured' in any way.  After all, I am not the one in the free radio community who has been conclusively proven to be involved in the manufacture of evidence...

(However, if anyone else out there still has any emails sent to them by patmurphysw@yahoo.com, an address he used to use for FRN administration, you might forward them and a copy of the Email headers to tcsshortwave@gmail.com .  Yahoo-Mail, along with Hotmail and others, has a bad habit of including the sender's I.P. address in the headers )

Your Personal Information Is Safe On My Websites--
As Long As You Aren't 'Pat Murphy' aka 'Commander Bunny'

Now, JTA has already "warned" the ever-shrinking FRN community that I am bound to use your personal information against you, should you use any of my websites and somehow "disagree with" me... 

Well, that is patent, blatant, mis-directive nonsense!
(The Bunny Mafia is now in the habit of reversing every charge made against them and re-aiming it against their detractors, and JTA is just late getting into the act!)

I have made a public committment to protect the personal information of the users on the Free Radio Cafe, be they pirate operators or simple DXers, and I will keep that commitment

 'Pat Murphy', who is obviously a very special case, is the exception-- and the purpose of making that exception is to prevent future unsuspecting DXers and station operators from falling into the FRN trap, or otherwise giving up their personal information to him, rendering them unsafe from a wide variety of potential abuses.  Since it seems to have become necessary to use his information to refute the objections of skeptics Murph-bunny partisans, then use it we will--- and frankly, Murphy deserves having absolutely every bit of personal information that can be found about him to be published far and wide.  For the ever-growning list of personal info abuses he has committed against other people, HE HAS IT COMING.  I will make absolutely no apologies whatsoever for everything I have published, and intend to publish, about him. (When that's completed, maybe we can think about 'moving on'.)

But, as for everyone else, unless you personally set out to match the crimes committed by 'Pat Murphy' and his horde of sock-puppets-- a task which really does not seem humanly possible for anyone else this side of sanity to ever duplicate--- then, you have nothing to worry about!

After all, I am not the one with the long, long record of abusing access to personal information of station operators and DXers--- someone  else is!   :::cough::murphbunny::cough:::

JTA Joins "The Proven Liars" Club!

Even immediately after being shown a link on the FCC website which lists my 'Notice Of Unlicensed Operation'-- so there can be no charitable assumption that he had somehow "innocently forgotten the details"-- JTA is repeating Pat-the-Bunny's LIE that the FCC posted my home address.  Evidently they both feel that this "excuses" Pat for repeatedly publishing it on his WBNY blog, since, as with my real name, it would have been a republican "re-publication" of what the FCC had already posted-- if they had actually posted it.  But, that is not the case, and very easily disproven...

So, JTA seems to have fallen into Pat's tactics which he used in the Artie Bigley accusation: keep repeating the lie, even if its easily disproven elsewhere.  That way--- well, I fail to see any advantage in making yourself look silly, and proving yourself a liar "right out in front of God and everybody".  But that is what Pat, and now JTA, have done.  But, like JTA says: anyone can look it up on the FCC website.... so, why don't we?

Here is the page on the FCC site listing the NOUOs from last year:
(Scroll down to 7/21/2011 for mine)

Here is the .pdf version of the NOUO:

Here is a text version:

As anyone even mildly literate who isn't *visually impaired* can see, there is no street address of mine posted on either version of this document-- only the name, city and state.

Yes, JohnTA, the FCC *sometimes does* post street addresses on NOUOs-- but in my case, they most definately did not-- and you knew that.  Which makes you--- wait for it---

A Demonstrably Proven Liar!  Congrats!

(As you probably know, your pal 'Commander Murphy' began posting various versions of my street address within 48 hours of the publication of my 'Notice of Unlicensed Operation', on his WBNY blog and continued it for months and months on end;  and in our recent email exchange, you repeatedly refused to say that you had any problem with that whatsoever.  Your later posts on the FRN seem to take the same position. 
OK......   FINE!......  GOOD!   Hold that thought!----)

Attempting to either confirm or discard one of your claims (since you didn't bother to post any of that "proof" which you so readily demand of others, in this case a simple web link), I wasted quite a bit of time *searching* over the 'Amateur Radio Newsline' and QRZ.com sites you claim had reposted my address from published FCC information, hunting for my name or address, and couldn't find a blasted thing about me.

In fact, the only pertinent street address I could manage to search out.... was yours.

So, it seems that the FCC has actually "outed" you---
*busted* for holding an Amateur Radio License!

(Better not tell your buddy, Pat!  He hates "know-it-all ham radio operators"!)

...and so does his sock-puppet!


  1. We'll continue the experiment with open commenting. Please just keep it relatively clean-- lest I be forced to chastize you!

  2. Well done, Mr. Poet... umm... Guise... uh... corq... ahh... Commander Buttmunch (aka, the Man of Many Feces)... ummm, who am/are I/you/we this time?

  3. good job
    but no cookies and milk for you
    i got hungry reading this

  4. a whole package of oreo's and a quart of milk
    got another package and more milk
    whats next need more entertainment
    conditions suck lately

  5. I knew, that JTA was a liar and a fraud. But, he was a ham as well? That shouldn't surprise me. After all, he has been nothing but a Meat Puppet for years!
    Also, kudos to the continuing exposure of the tomfoolery of a certain Commander Murphy (and his sock puppets), who continues to attempt to make Free Radio his own private playground.

    1. 'Kay, too devious?August 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

      It seems to me that anyone stupid enough to have an amateur license and be involved in pirate radio DESERVES to have his name and address exposed on forums and blogs.

      After all, the information is already publicly available.

      'Kay, too devious maybe, but public info is public info.

  6. The FRN is dead ! Long may it be dead !


  7. Man you've been doing your homework . Great job Poet !

  8. Out of the blue, someone contacted me to ask my opinion about possible "Pat Murphy" sock-puppet activity on a non-pirate radio site, dcrtv.com out of Washington D.C. So I did a little searching through their "mailbag" and "rants" sections, and ran into a few gems.

    Here's one, posted only yesterday, by "Pat":

    "I'm sure "The Real AHHHHHH" would appreciate seeing how a real broadcast professional handled his career. patmurphy.from-va.com ...
    DCRTV has a large number of them (real Broadcast Professionals). Johnny Dark, Tom Gauger, Paul Bicknell, Skip McLoskey, Sean Hall, etc........
    Instead of sitting around, (probably in his Momma's basement) hammering out insults and invectives on a keyboard to a media blog, he could be working in Radio or TV and building a legacy. Doubtful he ever got past the "empty the trash can" phase of his broadcast career. How sad, all he can do is hide behind a sock-puppet name and pretend he's a media critic. Pathetic little man! No one's going to remember "The Real AHHHHHHH" past this post." Pat Murphy - still not dead, VA (8/11/12)

    Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
    (I guess, whether he's "Pat Murphy" or "Commander Bunny" or whatever name, he just can't help accusing people of living in their mother's basement...)

    And, with only about a half-hours worth of skimming, a likely Pat Murphy sockpuppet on that site jumps out of the woodwork:

    Allen Prell, Pat Murphy and Joel A. Spivak. Clever, insightful, civic-minded, always funny, always pertinent, and missed every day by me. No lie. Every day. –Jamesonian (1/12/10)

    Pat Murphy! Pat Murphy! Please come to my house and wake me up in the morning by ranting about the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors! I miss the old days.... You and Prell at WEEL saved my childhood. I still need to sell a set of tars. – Jamesonian (1/11/10)

    Have I ever mentioned that Pat Murphy is a RADIO GOD?!? Just curious... and I still have a set of tars for sale that fit a '67 Plymouth, so if anyone can pass that info on to Prell I'd appreciate it. –Jamesonian (1/12/10)

    "Pat Murphy is a Radio God"-- who just said that?
    (on his WBNY-blog ! )

    He has this troubling habit of repeating himself wherever he goes-- and a limited number of "catch-phrases" to use...

    Others may want to amuse themselves by searching through this: http://www.dcrtv.com/mediaw3x.html

    (Hint to speed up searches: Go to the page, then View>Source, then use Edit>Find and 'Find Next' to search for "Pat Murphy" or whomever you want, and you can avoid trying to read through the whole archive, but find all the real interesting parts quickly!)

    So... not only does Pat have the strength to keep posting those "Commander Bunny" blarg-rants-- he's also busy ranting on this and possibly other sites local to the Virginia/DC media markets at the same time... and spiritedly noting that he's "not dead yet".

    That's good to know, Pat, good to know!
    If you were, WTF would we do for entertainment of this stature?

  9. He promised to come by my house in the morning in his Bunny suit.

    I hope the neighbors dogs don't spot him? That would be real entertainment.

  10. Well...... the morning has passed and no old coot in a bunny suit has showed up.

    Maybe he's working on his blowgun technique?


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