photo of Fred Hopengarten, K1VR


Fred Hopengarten, K1VR

Contact Information

Fred Hopengarten, K1VR
Six Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA 01773


Biographical Information

Elected ARRL New England Division Director in November 2018.

Newton South High School (MA) 1963; Colby College (Waterville, ME) BA, 1967; Boston College Law School (MA) JD, 1970; Harvard Business School (MA) MBA, 1972; Harbridge House (management consultants, Boston) 1972-1978; Founder, president and general counsel, Channel One, Inc. 1978-1991; Self-employed antenna lawyer (rechtsanwalt, advocat, abogado), 1991 to present.

Author, the ARRL book: Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur (now Second Edition, 2011), see http://www.antennazoning.com or http://www.arrl.org/arrl-store, order no. 1192. Author, the Society of Broadcast Engineers book: Antenna Zoning – Professional Edition.

Antennas: 3-stack of OptiBeam OB16-3 with two on TIC RingRotors (for stacking info, see QST Feb. 1994 and ARRL Antenna Book), 2 el 40 Cushcraft Yagi, 40 m 4 sq verticals, 2 el 80 vertical phased array, 3 el parasitic sloper array for 160. Also: 160 m rotatable receive loop. All on 1.3 acres.

Frequent operator in contests from K1LZ (new M/S and M/2 records several times), KM1W, W2PV, W1ZA. Other interesting contest operations:  4X0W (2012, #1 World CQWPX CW SOABLP), PJ4G (2010, #2 World ARRL DX Phone M/S), KH7X (2008, ARRL DX Phone M/M), KL7Y (2000, CQ WW Phone M/M), 9K2DR (1978, ARRL DX Phone), KP4EAJ (1977, #1 World CQWW CW M/M).


Phillip E. Temples, K9HI

Vice Director

Phillip E. Temples, K9HI

Contact Information

Phillip E. Temples, K9HI
125 Coolidge Avenue
Suite 803
Watertown, MA 02472-2875
Tel: 617-331-0183

Biographical Information

Phil Temples was first licensed fifty years ago as WN9EAY 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 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.

Phil serves as the New England Division Vice Director, and an Assistant Section Manager for the Eastern Massachusetts Section. He also served for three terms as Section Manager. 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 on CW with a Yaesu FT-757 and an Outbacker antenna. 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.

K9HI guest operating at W1AW’s Studio One

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,  Boston Area DXers, Canadian International DX Club, Boston ARC, K1USN Radio Club, Minuteman Repeater Association, and an honorary member of the Pilgrim ARC (Provincetown, MA).

During his Amateur Radio career, Phil has actively promoted instruction and licensing. For over twelve years, he 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, W5YI, and Greater Los Angeles ARG VEC programs. 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. VE team.

Phil works at Boston College as a computer systems administrator.  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.

Assistant Directors

Marty Sullaway, NN1C
1746 Beacon Street
Waban, MA 02468

Committee Members

Contest Advisory Committee

Rudy Bakalov, N2WQ

DX Advisory Committee

Bob Beaudet, W1YRC

Section Managers


Chuck Motes, K1DFS
Evening Phone: 860-747-6377

Eastern Massachusetts

Tom Walsh K1TW
Daytime Phone: 781-275-5882


Robert Gould N1WJO

New Hampshire

Peter Stohrer, K1PJS

Rhode Island

Bob Beaudet, W1YRC
Daytime Phone: 401-333-2129
Evening Phone: 401-333-2129


Paul N. Gayet, AA1SU
Evening Phone: 802-878-2215

Western Massachusetts

Raymond Lajoie, KB1LRL
Daytime Phone: 978-549-5507
Evening Phone: 978-549-5507