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Rodent Revolution - WBNY

This station has been noted several times. It makes transmissions on 6950 kHz AM, generally during the local evening hours on the US east coast. Reception has generally been poor.

Transmissions consist of a somewhat distorted voice reading off a series of numbers. They usually open and close with the song "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane. The song "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" has also been heard.

Loggings:

8/7/2002   6950  0000-0015
8/7/2002   6951  0150-0156
8/9/2002   6950  0127-0139
8/10/2002  6925  0026-0027
8/10/2002  6953  0125-0128
8/10/2002  6955  0127-0134
8/12/2002  6950  2315
8/17/2002  6950  0200
8/18/2002  6950  0103

Here is a URL to a recording of the first transmission: http://www.cvni.net/mp3/WBNY.mp3

Here is the ciphertext of the first transmission, 85 numbers:

12 2 7 12 13
18 14 1 8 4
18 12 6 14 14
9 5 20 1 12
13 5 8 21 4
2 2 7 8 8
9 23 14 20 8
12 19 19 5 8
18 15 8 10 4
12 2 10 12 17
17 14 19 18 21
8 6 14 19 7         
17 14 1 6 12
13 4 12 19 5
12 19 4 18 12
2 2 11 20 13
13 23 14 20 19
Derek Glidden came up with this solution:

Assign a letter to each number, 1=A, 2=B, etc. This produces:

lbglm rnahd rlfnn ietal mehud bbghh iwnth lsseh rohjd lbjlq qnsru hfnsg qnafl mdlse lsdrl bbktm mwnts

Using frequency analysis, guesses can be made to the most commonly used letters, a further guesses can weed out the remaining letters. The result is:

al fansome is a good human he will feed you eat the special carrots we got from gania that is all bunny out

There does appear to be one typo - gania should be ganja. This means that the wrong number was sent, a 4 was sent when probably a 3 or 24 should have been sent.

Here is the translation table:

Number	Cipher	Plain
1       a       M
2       b       L		
3       c       K
4       d       I
5       e       H
6       f       G
7       g       F
8       h       E
9       i       D
10      j       C
11      k       B
12      l       A
13      m       N
14      n       O
15      o       P
16      p
17      q       R
18      r       S
19      s       T
20      t       U
21      u       W
22      v
23      w       Y
24      x       [J?]
25      y
26      z
29				V


Here is a URL to a recording of the second transmission: http://www.cvni.net/mp3/WBNY2.mp3

Two messages were sent. Scott Robson provides this first attempt at a transcription (with possible errors):

Message 1:

11 14 14 1 8 17 18 9 23 18 12 17 7 11 14 14 9 8 17 18 12 22 18 12 17 11 
14 14 9 8 17 18 12 22 18 12 17 7 11 14 14 9 8 17 18 12 22 18 12 17 7 11 
14 14 9 8 17 18 12 24 18 12 17 7


Message 2:

5 8 2 2 7 9 17 18 9 14 2 5 15 18 3 4 5 8 2 2 18 1 17 18 1 14 2 4 13 18 3 
4 5 8 2 2 14 1 17 18 1 14 2 4 13 18 3 4 5 8 2 2 14 1 17 18 1 14 2 4 13 
18 3 4 5 8 2 2 14 1 17 18 1 14 2 4 13 18 2 4
They do not appear to use the same key at the first transmission.


Pat Murphy copied a transmission on 6950 AM 2235-2245 utc on Sept 1, 2002, sio 444:
Peter Cottontail by Gene Autry/ OM said he was Melvin Mouse, Commander of the FRN destruction 
forces of the rodent revolution, that they had destroyed the FRN and here was todays secret 
message. He repeated the message three times then signed off. Here are the numbers that I heard.

21 14 14 9 23 15 12 17 17 1 20 18 19 9 4 8 5 8 17 8 4 18 5 14 20 18 8 then he said Special 
Instructions twice and 2 12 19 34 dot 5710 2 14 13 83 dot 4824

Again the rodent revolution took credit for shutting down the FRN and said to listen for 
further instructions, played Peter Cottontail by Gene Autry and signed off.
Two messages have been decoded so far, using a simple substitution cipher. Using the same key, the above first message works out to:
WOODYPARRMUSTDIEHEREISHOUSE
Which I would take as:
WOODY PARR MUST DIE HERE IS HOUSE
Special instructions decode as:
LAT 34.5710 LON 83.4824
Obviously this is someone's idea of a joke, though in very poor taste.


Another transmission was copied May 19, 2003 at 2328 UTC on 6950 AM:
10  14  1  1  12  13  9   8  17  11  20  13  13  23  4  18  6  14
C   O   M  M  A   N   D   E  R   B   U   N   N   Y   I  S   G  O  
It looks like the end of the message was cut off?


Another transmission was copied May 2, 2004 at 1330 UTC on 6900 AM:
 12 15 8 5 20 1 12 13 18 1 20 18 19 11 8 18 19 14 15 15 8 9 12 2 7 13 18 
 14 1 8 10 5 8 10 3 19 4 17 8 15 17 8 18 18 20 17 8 17 14 9 8 13 19 18 
 17 20 2 8 23 14 20 12 17 8 21 12 18 19 4 13 6 23 14 20 17 19 4 1 8 19 
 17 23 4 13 6 19 14 9 8 10 14 9 8 19 5 4 18 18 19 14 15 4 9 5 20 1 12 13 
 17 14 9 8 13 19 17 8 29 14 2 19 4 14 13 21 4 2 2 21 4 13 6 14 7 20 10 3 
 23 14 20 17 18 2 7

APE HUMANS MUST BE STOPPED AL F[A]NSOME CHECK TIRE PRESSURE 
RODENTS RULE YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME TRY ING TO DECODE THIS STO[U?]PID HUMAN  
RODENT REVOL[U]TION WILL WIN GO F*CK YOURS[E]LF

The following was posted on the FRN by Commander Bunny:

The Rodent Revolution was formed in the 1980's by a coalition of members from every rodent family. Mice, Squirrels, beavers, shrews and the most intelligent of the group, the Rabbits. Our goal is to overthrow our oppressers, the Ape-Humans who drool on themselves, listen to shortwave and spend most free moments wanking their willies. We have, in collaboration with the CIA been using mind control methods to confuse and baffle the humans since 1985. Thus the inability to clearly hear our 50,000-watt transmission last night. With the subliminal message that was contained in the numbers transmission, we very easily convinced the Ape-Humans that there was static and a poor signal. You may think this is a joke, yet if you think about all the Used Car Salesmen who make a good living, its clear that you Ape-Humans are easily misled and confused. Why else would you elect another Bush?

Our Secret Numbers transmissions are for the millions of Rodents to stay in communication with each other and for us to issue orders from Commander Bunny to the troops. We are currently gnawing away at the fiber optic lines the cable companies have been installing all over the country. You'll pay attention to the revolution when you can't get your HBO. Any attempt to decode this secret transmission will only lead to more confusion on your part, as witnessed by the poster who claimed he had decoded it. While many of our transmissions are in fact about Al Fansome, they are not about him holding anything. Fansome is one of our Ape-Human operatives who, by way of mind control, does our bidding. Often for giggles we will send him messages late at night to go out and check his tire pressure. We used this same kind of mind control on Pat Robertson in the late 1980's and made him think he could be President. What a maroon. We broadcast at least once a year through WBNY Radio to update Ape-Humans on how much time they have left before the Rodent Rule the Earth. For more information you'll need to insert a very large carrot into the floppy drive of your computer now.

Commander Bunny