Over the past few days I have been watching the input to this forum and I feel it is now timely to make some comment. I am GM3CSO and the Secretary of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group, which initiated, designed, developed and now run the ILLW - we own the event on behalf of Amateur Radio enthusiasts world wide. The Ayr Amateur Radio Group also owns the ILLW.net web site, which is the only web site used by our group to run the ILLW - any others are not valid. Our webmaster for the site is Ayr club member VK2CE, who is assisted in this task by several other members of the Ayr club. Earlier this year our group was approached by Mr Weidner looking to create a partnership with us to jointly run the ILLW. After careful consideration we felt (rightly or wrongly) that the move would soon turn to commercialisation and we declined his offer. We concluded that turning the ILLW into a business would substantially change its core "amateur" values and its wide appeal to the whole Amateur Radio community. During these discussions, Mr Weidner confirmed his understanding that the owner of the ILLW is Ayr Amateur Radio Group. With this in mind, we expected him to accept our wishes and let us get on with running the event. However, since then he has pursued the promotion of his ILLW.org web site and has on many occasions degraded the ILLW work of our club - and VK2CE in particular. Over the past months the Ayr Amateur Radio Group has tried hard to stay above the pettiness that is being circulated by Mr Weidner about the ILLW. However, with his latest outburst, we feel it is important that we clarify the status of the ILLW event and, in particular, the web site ILLW.net. We hope the above facts are helpful and it is good to see the proportion of ILLW.net supporters on this forum.