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Title: Peoria Superfest
Event Type: Hamfest
Description: Save the Date, Peoria Superfest,
Sept 19-21, 2014

Exposition Gardens 1601 W.
Northmoor Rd. Peoria IL

Amateur Radio / Computer /
Electronics Show - Saturday &

Special Guest and Forum Speaker:
Gordon West, WB6NOA - (Confirmed)
Grand Prize - ICOM IC-7100 – Each
Hourly prize drawing includes a
Yaesu FT252 (2 meter) HT
Rohn 30 foot tower to be raffled on
Special 1-day Train the Trainer
session on Friday, Sept 19 by
Gordon West, see for
details and training location

Peoria Superfest 2014
SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014

(Peoria, IL August 1, 2014) Ham
Radio, computer and electronics
enthusiasts from several Midwestern
states will converge on Exposition
Gardens Fairgrounds in Peoria for
Illinois’ largest “HAMFEST” on
September 19-21, 2014. 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 21. The flea market will
host private sellers with a wide
assortment of almost anything

On Friday, September 19, Gordon
West will be here in to provide a
“Train the Trainer” session at the
Peoria Red Cross located at 311
West John Gwynn Blvd, Peoria, IL

Ham Radio Instructor Training –
Gordon West, WB6NOA

Gordo will demonstrate all his 40
years of techniques for teaching
the TECHNICIAN CLASS with plenty of
live demos , too , and details on
WHERE to get those simple class
props !
Specifically, the where’s and how’s
of ….
How to produce class
announcements and brochures
Where to get free wall maps and
band charts
Weekend vs. evening week day
How to get students to PRE STUDY
the book!
How to get students to get the

-That first impression, the class
room layout of tables and demo
gear. Name tags, easy parking, and
how to line up a great facility for
-Free access to PowerPoint slides
covering EVERY Technician class Q
and A – but don’t put ‘em to sleep
with PP alone….. LIVE DEMOS will
add zing to every hot topic!
-Using the free audio outtakes to
demo modes – you will have them on
a CD gordo will give out , inside
the new technician class book given
to each active instructor attending
this session .
-Team teaching – interview your
presenter, to stay on the time
lines. Do some CW, too, for fun!
-Gordo will show off some of his
lively live demos, from the safe
handling of lasers to the blazing
-Instructor certificates and
instructor patches will be given
out at the end of this session. All
elmers welcome, including ALL hams
who have ideas on classroom
teaching techniques, or who may
want to teach, for the first time,
their OWN class!

Sign up for the class by sending
Fritz Bock an email at

After the training is over you are
invited to attend a dinner at the
Lariat Club located at 2232 W Glen
Ave in Peoria. You must contact
Fritz Bock at or
309-256-2297 and let him know you
are planning to attend the dinner.
Seating is limited so contact Fritz
now. You will be responsible for
your own dinner/drink cost.

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.

On Sunday, September 21st a high
altitude balloon will be launched
from Exposition Gardens at
approximately 11:00AM. The balloon
will contain a variety of ham radio
equipment, including a high
altitude GPS, Automatic Packet
Reporting System (APRS) for
tracking the balloon, a UHF simplex
repeater and a 40 meter CW beacon.
High definition still and video
cameras will be part of the

Also on Sunday, September 21, there
will be a Go-Kit competition at
9:00AM in the Youth Building for
those amateur radio operators that
have built portable radio stations
that are used during emergency
situations such as tornadoes and
floods. These Go-Kits are deployed
where needed to provide
communications to served agencies
such as the Red Cross and other
groups that aid disaster recovery

Additionally, Rohn Tower of Peoria
is donating a 30 foot antenna tower
to be given away during a special
raffle with the winner to be drawn
at 1:00PM on Sunday. Proceeds from
the raffle will be donated to the
General Wayne A. Downing Home for
Veterans located in Peoria. Winner
can pick up the tower at Superfest
and save on transportation costs.

Food service is available onsite
during Superfest hours of

All events are open to the public.
Children under 12 will be admitted
free when accompanied by an adult.
Advance tickets, good for the
weekend, at $7 each are available
from local radio club members, and
at Electronics Diversified at 100
Walnut Street, Peoria; Stewart
Radio at 905 East Washington, East
Peoria, Radio Shack, 1600
Washington Rd, Washington and East
Peoria Jewelry and Trade at 213
East Washington, East Peoria.
Advance Tickets are also available
from our website at
Tickets at the gate will be $10.

More information is available on
the Peoria Superfest at
For more information call the
Superfest hotline at 309-692-3378
or contact: Merle Joiner (309) 686-
0403 or Fritz Bock (309) 256-2297.
Starting Date: 09/19/14
Ending Date: 09/21/14
State: IL
Contact: Fritz Bock, 309-256-2297
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