.Prizes, Forums, Vendors and Testing

Prizes for Superfest 2014 (additional prizes will be added as they are received)

Grand Prize: ICOM IC-7100

First Prize:   iPad mini with Retina display

Special Raffle Prize  – Donated by Rohn Tower, Peoria IL –  A 30’ Rohn  25 tower will be raffled off.  Donations will be used to support the Wayne A. Downing Home for Veterans, Peoria, IL

Note:  The winner will have to pick the tower up at Superfest.  

 Other Prizes include:

4 gift certificates from the ARRL  (2 – $25 and 2 – $50)

 11-Yaesu FT-252 HT’s (1 raffled off each hour of Superfest)

  2 – Comet Mobile 2M/440 antennas

 ARRL Repeater Directories

3 –  Midland weather alert radios

6 – Craftsman multi meters

3 – Weller soldiering gun kits

2014 Forums….all forums will take place in the Amren-Cilco building.

8:30AM-9:30AM  Tom Cicioria will discuss the HR4969 bill.  In June, 2014 with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) as the sponsor and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) as co-sponsor, HR 4969 – the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014″ – was introduced into the 113th Congress.  This bipartisan effort would direct the FCC to extend the “reasonable accommodation” provisions for Amateur Radio antennas to include all types of land-use regulation, including deed restrictions and restrictive covenants.

9:30-10:00  Salvation Army discussion on SATERN

10:00AM-11:00 AM Panel discussion on the new Yaesu Fusion Repeater system.  Chris Wilson, National Sales Director for Yaesu Amateur Radio Products will be here as well as 4 current Fusion Repeater Owners to discuss implementation experiences. 

11:00AM -12:30 Gordon West, “State of the Union Address”

12:30-1:00PM, Mark Allen, ARES/EMA

1:00PM  – John Coker – Scanner Update -



Amateur Radio License Testing

Testing will begin at 11:30 AM Saturday Sept 21, in the Photography Building

Bring your original Radio License (if any) and a copy, and the original and a copy of any of any Certificate of Completion (CSCE) not already acted upon by the FCC. Copies are needed to send with your license application. Fee for 2013 is $15.00. You will also need identification such as a Driver’s License, a picture ID or school ID.

Contact Bob Bush at….. W9WTF@ARRL.net for more information.

Vendors (As of 9/14/2014)

The Peoria-Area Amateur Radio Club wishes to thank the following indoor vendors for their continued support of the 2014 Peoria Superfest !!

Allen Short

AC0HB Engineering

Amateur Accessories 

AT Re-cyclers 



Cable Experts

Chicago Surplus

Deborah Hoshor

Dits and Dash

Electric Guru Parts House

Electronic Rainbow

Grace Technology

The Gourmet Cupboard

Gold Medal Ideas

Hub City Amateur Radio Sales

Ham World Inc

Hinsey Electronics

HRO Kiosk

Jim’s Engraving

John Coker

MFJ Enterprises

Mark Mitchell

Quicksilver Radio

RF Adapter Guy

Radio Shack – Washington Store

Rodewald Sound and Lighting

Rohn Tower

Salvation Army

Select Computers

Stephanie’s Discount Depot

Tower Electronics


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