Last Two International (LTI) is a non profit organization designed to promote laziness and poor operating practices throughout amateur radio. It is believed the idea began with DX nets from which it has exploded in popularity across the amateur community. We meet on all bands, in the SSB portion, wherever DX can be found. Those who are members of LTI subscribe to the following tenets:
1. We believe the use of the last two letters of our callsign constitutes proper station identification, regardless of what we may have agreed to in our license application or what the FCC may say.
2. We believe using the last two letters of our callsign speeds up pileups, in spite of what we may have read in radio periodicals or heard from other DXers.
3. Our motto is "DON'T QRT UNTIL YOU WORK ME" reflecting our insistence on being accepted and our belief in self before others. The DX station can QRT after he works me.
4. We believe if others do something then it must be right and it is ok for us to do it too.
5. Amateur radio operating principles are constantly evolving and we like to be on the cutting edge in promoting the latest fads and bad operating procedures. (Like that really wide audio that is catching on!)
6. We believe in the philosophy of Work First, Listen Later (WFLL). If the DX station says "Give complete callsigns" we keep giving out our last two.
7. We occassionally may be heard to use our complete callsigns. We do this so that we won't forget it from excessive use of our last two. We need to remember our callsign because the FCC has not kept up with the changing times and still requires us to have a full callsign when we renew our licenses.
8. We love DX nets and list operations where last two is encouraged.
9. We believe DX cops are our friends. The DX Police are there to protect and serve. They must be superior. Superiority comes in brevity of the call. Forget vanity 1x2s and 2x1s. We use only our last two and they use no callsign at all. It is an unspoken brotherhood.
10. We will ask for QSL information at every opportunity during the pileup.
11. If the DX didn't work me, then it was a crappy operation. If it worked me, then it was FINE BUSINESS!
12. We do not like to operate CW because it runs counter to our operating principles.
LTI AWARDS PROGRAM:
THE 9K2ZZ AWARD
This award is earned by the LTI operator who can successfully work 9K2ZZ. Requirements for this award is a 9K2ZZ QSL card and proof that they were the person with the last two he worked, not someone else with the same last two. Send your QSL cards and log to our Awards Manager: One India (1I)
THE RILEY HOLLINGSWORTH AWARD
This award is earned by submitting proof of receiving at least one notification letter from the FCC warning the station that it is transmitting without proper identification.
THE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVER AWARD
This award is earned by LTI receiving copies of letters from other DXers complaining of your station using your last two. This award is given starting at 50 complaints. Endorsements at 100, 150, 200, 250, etc.
PISSED OFF ALL STATES AWARD
Similar to the Unofficial Observers Award except that you have to piss off at least one person in all 50 states
LID RECOGNITION AWARD
You will be acknowleged many times with this award. Although not an LTI award, someone who is not a member of LTI is certain to deliver it to you.
LTI QSL BUREAU:
LTI has a QSL bureau for its members. Send your cards and SASE for return to our QSL bureau chief: Sugar Yankee (SY).
No forms to fill out. Just get on the air and start shouting out your last two! You are immediately enrolled in Last Two International! Not only that, you earn your first award! The LID Recognition Award.