Phillip E. Temples, K9HI
125 Coolidge Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472-2875
Phil Temples was first licensed as WN9EAY a half-century ago in Bloomington, Indiana. He holds an Amateur Extra class license. Phil is a QST author and an ARRL Life Member. Phil has also contributed on-line articles for the ARRLWeb site. He recently co-authored a chapter in the Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook. In the 90s, Phil served for multiple terms as President and Vice President in the Boston Amateur Radio Club.
At present, K9HI is an Assistant Section Manager for the Eastern Massachusetts Section. He served terms as Section Manager from 1994-1996, 2001-2004, and 2011-2014. K9HI has held Affiliated Club Coordinator and Public Information Officer appointments. He was also an Assistant Director in the New England ARRL Division. Phil currently serves as Program Chair for the ARRL New England Division Convention.
In the early 70s, Phil was active in Indiana Navy-Marine Corps MARS, serving as the state training officer. He also served as Emergency Coordinator for Monroe County, Indiana. Phil participated in the National Traffic System at the section, region and area levels. He was also an avid contester at that time, competing in numerous Sweepstakes, CD Parties, and ARRL DX contests. He holds WAS, WAC, and DXCC. While earning an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University in the late 70s, Phil was active with the Purdue Amateur Radio Club, W9YB.
Phil would much rather use a keyer than a microphone. During the 80s and 90s, he ran HF mobile with a Yaesu FT-757 and an Outbacker on cw. In 2012 and 2013, he participated as an operator at one of the WRTC 2014 test stations in Pepperell, MA. During commuting hours, K9HI can be found on many of the greater Boston area 2-meter and 440 MHz repeaters.
Phil is a life member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association and the Old Old Timers Club. He’s also a member of Ten-Ten International and Boston Area DXers. Phil is an honorary member of the Pilgrim ARC (Provincetown, MA) and a former member of the Boston ARC.
During his Amateur Radio career, Phil has actively promoted instruction and licensing. For over twelve years, he’s served as an instructor with the Courage Kenny Handiham program based in Golden Valley, Minnesota, volunteering at many of their week-long radio camps in California and Minnesota. He is a Volunteer Examiner under the ARRL and W5YI VEC programs and a former VE under the Greater Los Angeles ARG VEC. In the past, K9HI has served as a team liaison for the Boston ARC’s VE team. Currently, Phil is involved with New England Amateur Radio, Inc. in conducting remote VE sessions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Phil works at Boston College as a computer systems administrator. He is a member of the Advanced Computing Systems Association and the USENIX Special Interest Group for system administration, LISA. He is also a member of the League of Professional System Administrators. In 2007, Boston College awarded Phil Temples its prestigious Community Service Award for his work with Handihams, along with his participation in a volunteer reading program in the Boston public schools. That same year, Phil received a Champions Award from the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
Phil is also a writer; he’s had over 140 short stories and a novella published in various print and online publications, along with five mystery-thriller novels and a short story anthology.
Phil has been married to his life-partner, Dr. Barb Ariel Cohen, K9ERA for 42 years. They reside in Watertown, Massachusetts.