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
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"
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.
|An SSTV image posted in HFUnderground loggings.|
# Query terms are ambiguous. The query is assumed to be:
# "n 18.104.22.168"
# Use "?" to get help.
# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=173.7 ... ARIN=false
Address: 22001 Loudoun County Parkway
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
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
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!|