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Superposition coding is a well-known capacity-achieving coding scheme for stochastically degraded broadcast channels. Although well-studied in theory, it is important to understand issues that arise when implementing this scheme in a practical setting. In this paper, we present a software-radio based design of a superposition coding system on the GNU Radio platform with the Universal Software Radio Peripheral acting as the transceiver frontend. We also study the packet error performance and discuss some issues that arise in its implementation.