2019 UPDATE

The numbers by each alpha-group in 2019:
A 320
B 280
C 301
D 333
E 237
F 191
G 242
H 204
I 167
J 321
K 226
L 246
M 283
N 175
O 175
P 199
Q 120
R 333
S 274(-1)
T 316(-5)
U 171(-5)
V 215(-9)
W 235
X 54
Y 101(-1)
Z 130

Following are some more original call signs from 1948-1954 that are still in the FCC data base under the names of original licensee, at least as of June 2019. Some of the licensees may now be deceased within the most recent 10 year license term, but the names still match up with when they were first licensed. Surviving "OM" operators are now believed to be in age mostly between 80 and 95, having generally been high school or military age when first bitten by the amateur radio bug. They resisted the urge to move of change call signs after theiy were originally licensed:


W5TAW - Adriann Hill, Bedford, TX
W5TBC - Robert T. Paige, Irving, TX
W5TCH - James A. White, Dallas, TX
W5TEB - Bonnie A. Brown, Bossier City, LA
W5TEH - Vernon Rosson, Marfa, TX
W5TEL - Joe O. Marcom, Humble, TX
W5TFB - Jack D. Bryant, College Station, TX
W5TFM - Donald E. Meyer, Trumbull, CT
W5TFR - Robert L. Woodford, Clinton, WA
W5TFY - Robert D. Bailey, West Lake Hills, TX
W5TGF - Thomas G. Belt, Garland, TX
W5TGM - Carlo J. Domiano, Gretna, LA
W5TJI - William C. Allsopp, Jr., Little Rock, AR
W5TKC - Clarence C. Drumeller, Yukon, OK
W5TLT - Robert S. Hamilton, Garland, TX
W5TNZ - James A. Ford, Arlington, TX
W5TOG - Gordon R. Cooper, Winter Park, FL
W5TOP - Charles G. Carpenter, Roanoke, TX
W5TPT - Joseph C. Mitchell, Dallas, TX
W5TQC - James E. Rhodes, Dallas, TX
W5TQN - Sam E. Green, Georgetown, TX
W5TQO - Marvin P. Toepfer, Comfort, TX
W5TTB - Paul A. Franklin, Doyline, LA
W5TTF - Charles C. Fancher, Austin, TX
W5TUU - Jerrel B. Jones, Plano, TX
W5TVW - Elliot V. Blaize, Hammond, LA
W5TZR - Ralphe L. Gagnon, Hemet, CA
W5UBJ - William A. Kiley, San Antonio, TX
W5UBZ - Warren J. Ramey, Keller, TX
W5UCQ - Marion L. Wagner, Honey Grove, TX
W5UDM - Richard L. Kohlhaas, Colorado Springs, CO
W5UFO - Thomas H. Ernest, Sr., San Angelo, TX
W5UFS - Donald L. House, Bixby, OK
W5UGM - Jerry D. Rader, Oklahoma City, OK
W5UKS - Jerry L. Culver, Ft. Worth, TX
W5UMA - James G. Flynn, Las Cruces, NM
W5UMT - Victor Garciz, Jr., Round Rock, TX
W5UPR - Carl G. Butterworth, New Branufels, TX
W5UPW - Lawrence R. Rantasha, Houston, TX
W5UQR - George A. Barry, Jr., LaCombe, LA
W5URH - Bobby Jack J. Perkins, Ft. Worth, TX
W5UXW - Peter H. Wiernik, Chappaqua, NY
W5UXX - James E. Cavender, Jr., Ft. Worth, TX
W5UZL - Lloyd M. Melick, Albuquerque, NM

W5VBH - Donald E. Perryman, Oklahoma City
W5VDC - Gerald E. Drews, Grand Prairie, TX
W5VDI - John C. Green, Jr. - Fairview, TX
W5VEG - Gene L. Thomas, Sarasota, FL
W5VID - Francis H. Cooper, Friendswood, TX
W5VIH - G.B. Shelburne, Lubbock, TX
W5VIS - Roy L. Lake, Western Grove, AR
W5VLR - Byron R. Baird, Sr. - Ft. Worth, TX
W5VOE - Gerald D. Benbow, Brownwood, TX
W5VPX - Willie D. Dickerson, Union, MS
W5VTM - Lawrence B. Fulton, Ft. Gibson, OK
W5VTU - Neal H. Mabrey, Midwest City, OK
W5VVF - Johnnie B. Walton, Kermit, TX
W5VWZ - Bill Dean Trembly, Meadowlakes, TX
W5VYY - John F. Gammon, Lucas, TX
W5VZF - Jimmy D. Akers, Starkville, MS
W5VZM - Charles M. Arwood, Sr., Forrest City, AR
W5WBK - Joseph O. Dawes - Big Spring, TX
W5WBU - Harold A. Loden - Houston, TX
W5WEE - J K Fancher, Jr. - Harrison, AR
W5WFP - James D. Edmondson, Sr - Albuquerque, NM
W5WGT - Clay D. Barbay - Beaumont, TX
W5WHG - Michael L. May - Dallas, TX
W5WJB - Ronald S. Blair - West Columbia, TX
W5WQN - Herbert A. M. Luther - College Station, TX
W5WRE - Ronald W. Thompson - Troy, TX
W5WRG - David W. Davis - Shreveport, LA
W5WRW - Larry J. Hearne - Nederland, TX
W5WSC - Edward F. Rice - Tulsa, OK
W5WSF - Jack Scheinuk - Fuquay-Varina, NC
W5WVI - Jon M. DeLaune - Mesa, AZ
W5WWH - Simon W. Murphy - Natchez, MS
W5WWJ - William I. Wilder - Gulfport, MS
W5WWU - George H. Ory - Baton Rouge, LA

W5YBH - George W. Bennett, Gulfport, MS
W5YDO - James H. Gardner, Jr, Leander, TX
W5YJB - William B. Chapman, Dallas, TX
W5YKE - Martha N. Brittain, Center, TX
W5YKJ - William B. Thomas, Jr., Hunt, TX
W5YLB - Bobby D. Cope, Waxahachie, TX
W5YPC - Larry W. Jones, Sandia Park, NM
W5YSE - Roger J. Kohls, Anna, TX
W5YUO - Walter G. Williams, Wichita Falls, TX
W5YVU - Douglas L. Erwin, Houston, TX
W5YZY - William E. Day, N. Chesterfield, VA

W5ZHU - Robert W. Meitzen, Franklin, Texas (Born 8-8-34)
W5ZIT - James H. Brown, Farmersville, Texas (Age 81)
W5ZJC - Robert E. Carpenter, Houston, Texas (Age 89)
W5ZMF - Bennie L. Gallien, Garland, Texas (Age 89)
W5ZNN - Ralston B. Gober, Corsicana, Texas (Age 81)
W5ZPD - Marjorie M. Jones, Waxahatchie, Texas
W5ZQR - David L. Bean, Pearland, Texas (79)
W5ZSL - Harlow Beene, Glorieta, NM (Age 89)
W5ZSV - Leonard R. Schmitt, Rowlett, Tx (Age 78)
W5ZSY - Otto H. Caldwell, Waco, Tx - (Age 80)
W5ZTG - Bob L. Ewards, San Angelo, Tx
W5ZUA - Richard A. Norman, Keithville, LA (Age 92)
W5ZUT - Nadine Wells, Dallas, Texas (Age 92)
W5ZVR - Charles E. Smith, Little Rock, AR
W5ZWM - Cummins L. Hallmark, Jr. - Ponca City, OK or Willow Park, Tx
W5ZWN - Al G. Barnes, Westlake, LA (formerly Ponca City)
W5ZWZ - Pat R. Butler, Muskogee, OK, Born 1937 (Age 82)
W5ZXE - Jean H. Milliron, Alma, AR - Born November 9, 1927 (Age 92)



Last Checked June 21, 2019