Yellowstone Amateur Radio Emergency Services is an ARES program sponsored by the Yellowstone Radio Club. Most of the YARES members are YRC members, but are not required to be. All you need to be a member of YARES is to be interested in emergency communication and come to the meetings. YARES meet at 7:30 PM on the second Monday of the month at the EOC - 2305 8th Ave. North, Billings
YARES has assisted in many area emergencies. Forest fires, range fires, flood watches, search and rescue, and other events have been supplied with YARES communication. YARES has a complete station with HF, VHF, and UHF at the Yellowstone County EOC.
YARES furnishes health and welfare communication for local area events such as Peaks to Prairie triathlon, Montana Women's Run, Big Sky State Games, Montana Marathon, Rapelje Road Race, and others.