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Title: Peoria Superfest
Event Type: Hamfest
Description: Ham Radio, computer and electronics
enthusiasts from several Midwestern
states will converge on Exposition
Gardens Fairgrounds in Peoria for
Illinois’ largest “HAMFEST” on
September 21-22, 2013. For over 50
years the “Peoria SUPERFEST”
sponsored by the Peoria-Area
Amateur Radio Club, the Annual
“SUPERFEST” has provided the
perfect venue in the form of two
large buildings where commercial
vendors starting at 8:00AM Saturday
through 2:00PM on Sunday will offer
new and used amateur radios and
accessories, computer equipment,
peripherals, software and
electronic components and a large
outdoor open-air Flea Market which
begins at 6 AM Saturday, September
21, and runs through 2 PM Sunday,
September 22. The flea market will
host private sellers with a wide
assortment of almost anything

This year, the Peoria Superfest
will host Riley Hollingsworth,
retired FCC counsel. In 1998
Hollingsworth became Special
Counsel with the new Enforcement
Bureau and managed the Amateur
Radio Service enforcement and the
Land Mobile Service interference
resolution programs in the Land
Mobile and Public Safety services.
Riley is a very entertaining
speaker with many stories relating
to the enforcement activity and
amateur radio in general.

Rob Orr, Chicago Marathon Ham Radio
Coordinator will speak on the
impact the Boston Marathon Bombing
will have on the upcoming Chicago
Marathon and Brad Pioveson State
RACES/ARES leader and Tom Cicoria
Illinois Section Manager will
discuss the state of Amateur Radio
Emergency Communications today and
answer questions pertaining to a
variety of related topics. These
forums will start at 9:00AM
Saturday in the Ameren-Cilco

Examinations for FCC ham licenses
will be conducted on Saturday,
September 21, from 11:30 AM to 1:00
PM in the Photography Building.
Information on how to become a Ham
Radio Operator and on the next Ham
Radio class will also be available.
Starting Date: 09/21/13
Ending Date: 09/22/13
Address: Exposition Gardens Fairgrounds
City: Peoria
State: IL
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