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Press Releases and Public Announcements / Pipestone Ride Cancelled
« on: May 16, 2019, 09:44:57 PM »
The Pipestone Ride has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. This ride has been rescheduled for October 5th and 6th.

Chet Groves

There is an awards banquet tonight at the elks lodge so we will still have the meeting tonight but it has been moved to the bar area instead of our customary room. Hope to see you tonight.
Chet Groves

Due to a forecast of heavy rains and storms for this weekend there have been some questions about whether we should have the ride this weekend.  If you club members could let us know whether you are attending or not then we can make an informed decision about this weekend.  Thank You for your assistance.
Chet Groves

You wont need the sticker but it is still a good idea to get one and I think they are 15

This is a three day ride starting from the Jellison Campground.
Some trails are limited to 50 inch wide only but there is still plenty of riding for everyone
There will be a potluck on Saturday after a day of riding so bring your favorite dishes and maybe a table. The club will supply the cutlery and tableware.


We will leave from Grasshopper campground at approx 0930. At this time there have been no volunteers to lead the ride. If anyone wants to lead please send us an email to
Directions from White Sulphur Springs:
East on hwy 12 from White Sulphur Springs approx. 7 miles, turn right onto Four Mile Creek Rd(there is a road sign, easily seen). Proceed approx.. 4 mile to a clearly marked fork. To the right short distance to Grasshopper Camp ground. To the left is Richardson Camp ground. Campground DO NOT have services, primitive camping, some very nice rv spots and not too close to each other.

Directions to Grasshopper and Richardson From South Billings Blvd are here:

We will be riding the Red Lake OHV and McCullough peak area this weekend. We will meet at the Irma for breakfast and then we will converge on the riding areas at approximately 0930 to begin our riding.

We will meet at the Red Lake area Saturday

We will meet at the McCullough peak area Sunday

Some camping places with cabins
Ponderosa Campground 1815 8th St, Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-9203

Cody Koa Holiday 5561 Greybull Hwy, Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-2369

This is a two day camping rd at the Pipestone OHV riding area. We will meet at the four corners to camp and ride.
Directions to Four Corners:

We will leave from the corrals at the corner of Crooked Cr. Road and CO RD 16 for Sykes Ridge at approximately 0930 for the ride. Some club members might wish to meet at Fort Rockvale for breakfast beforehand.

Directions to meet area:

This can be a one day or two day ride with dry camping at the Lovell Causeway. We will leave from this site at 930 am to start the ride. Some club members might wish to meet at the Brandin Iron Cafe for breakfast beforehand at 483 Shoshone Ave, Lovell, WY 82431

Directions to Lovell Causeway:

Don't forget anyone interested in helping us choose our rides for the year is invited to the 4B's at 4pm on Sunday the 31st to help us figure out where we are going this year. Hope to see you there.


hollenbeck and cottonwood rides. are cancelled this weekend due to lack of interest and approaching bad weather
Keep an eye on us and we will announce more rides soon

We are planning on a ride this weekend to the Cottonwood/Hollenbeck but due to the weather turning worse and the extreme muddiness there is at this at this time we are interested in who is planning on going. If we do not have enough attendees then the rides will be cancelled due to weather. Please let us know if you are going.

You can respond on Facebook at where there is a post about the ride and you can mark if you are interested in going. We will make the final decision at 7pm Friday night and I will send out an email at that time to inform you of our decision.

Thank You

Press Releases and Public Announcements / With Great Sadness
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:02:31 PM »
It is with great sadness that I announce that Dale Hert has passed away this morning. I am sorry that I do not have more specifics for you but I will let you know more when I learn more.

Dale was one of the original founding members of the club and a great friend to all of us and we will miss him greatly.

Memorial services will be Sunday the 10th of March at 1pm to be held at the Shriners 1125 Broadwater Ave.

Please attend if you can to help us say goodbye to our friend and help support his family in their time of loss.

Press Releases and Public Announcements / Ride Committee Meeting March 31st
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:06:21 PM »
We will be holding the Ride Committee meeting at the 4b's restaurant on Sunday March 31st at 4pm. If you wish to have input on our rides this year then either please attend the meeting or send us your ideas and requests to I am attaching the ride list to this forum article for those of you who don't have one. There is also a copy of the ride list in last months newsletter.


We are having the first meeting of 2019 on February the 21st at the Elks lodge. This meeting is for all club members and we would love for you to come and show your support for us in the new year. We will be holding nominations and elections for the club officers and directors and we will hopefully have Jennifer Alexander from the BLM there to speak to us about the land grants they are working on for trail maintenance in the Pryors and about where they are at in regards to the Travel Management plan for the Pryors. So please come join us at 630.

Thank you

We will leave from Ft Rockvale at 9am on Saturday to go to the Hollenbeck unloading area. We will start riding about 930 or so.

We will leave from Ft Rockvale at 9am Sunday to go to the Cottonwood unloading area. We will start riding about 930 or so.

We usually meet for breakfast at Ft. Rockvale at 8am and leave from there to our riding areas. For those who prefer to head straight to the unloading area the directions are included below.

Cottonwood: 45°08'12.3"N 108°57'21.1"W

S Billings Blvd Interchange
Billings, MT 59101
Get on I-90 W
2 min (0.7 mi)
Follow I-90 W and US-310 E to MT-72 S in Carbon County
44 min (42.7 mi)
Continue on MT-72 S. Drive to S Silvertip Rd
16 min (13.0 mi)
1229-1239 S Silvertip Rd
Bridger, MT 59014

Hollenbeck: 45°04'23.8"N 109°01'54.3"W

S Billings Blvd Interchange
Billings, MT 59101
Get on I-90 W
2 min (0.7 mi)
Follow I-90 W and US-310 E to MT-72 S in Carbon County
44 min (42.7 mi)
Follow MT-72 S to Hollenbeck Draw Rd
17 min (15.9 mi)
Hollenbeck Draw Rd
Belfry, MT 59008

Jennifer Alexander from the BLM has sent me an email concerning a grant for trail maintenance that they are pursuing for the Burnt Timber Ridge area and I thought I would post it here for those of you interested in supporting this grant. I have attached a copy of the grant request that they are pursuing and a copy of the letter I sent in support of the grant for you to use as a guideline or in its entirety if you would like. They do need the letters of support by February 12th and they can be emailed to Jennifer Alexander at


Hi Chet, I  hope this email finds you well!

Jeff Guildehaus and I are doing a joint grant submission for an RTP Grant. We are proposing to perform maintenance on Burnt Timber the monies would be used equally on BLM and FS Lands for Burnt Timber.

Due to the government shutdown the State Trails Committee will accept letters of support beyond the original grant due date. I am attaching our project proposal, which is basically a phase two requesting more money to perform route maintenance on Burnt Timber across  the 12 miles of BLM and FS. If you would be willing to write me a letter of support again, it would be greatly appreciated!! I would need it by February 12th. If you know of anyone else willing to write  a letter to support Jeff and my efforts please forward my contact information on to them along with the project description.

Letters can be signed, scanned and emailed to me, or if need be mailed to BLM, Attn: Jenny Alexander, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101.

If you have any questions let me know! Thank you in advance!

Press Releases and Public Announcements / Ham radio lessons
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:47:48 PM »
My apologies I forgot to post this earlier but there is a ham radio class tomorrow starting at 9am for those interested.

Amateur Radio License Class


Date: Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00am – 1:00pm (Just one week away!)


Place: Rocky Mountain College Library Building, 1511 Poly Drive Billings, MT 59102
(Enter from17th Street, drive east on Permit Park till it dead-ends in parking lot, Enter building directly adjacent to parking lot, with Trojan Horse Sculpture at doorway.)


This is the highly-successful class that will lead you to your first Amateur Radio license.


Costs: The license class is FREE.

The FCC Exam fee is $15.


Here’s the process:

Attend the license class at the RMC Library on the date and time above
Study at home the next week (we recommend one hour/day)
Take the FCC Exam here in Billings on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 am at Rocky Mountain College (same location of class on January 12!)
Attend “New Ham Night” on Wednesday, Wednesday January 30, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm at the United Way of Yellowstone County at 2173 Overland Avenue in Billings and enjoy your Ham Radio License the rest of your life!

Added Bonus: when you obtain your Ham Radio License, the Yellowstone Radio Club grants you free membership for one year in the local club! (a $25 Value!)


What can you do with your Ham Radio License?


Operate a base station, mobile radio, or handheld radio
Communicate with other ham radio operators around the world
Communicate through satellites, including talking directly with the astronauts on the International Space Station
Conduct computer-to-computer Live Chat conversations with other hams – with no wires, no cellphones, no WiFi, and no internet between you
Provide Health and Safety radio communications for local community events like Peaks-to-Prairie, Montana Marathon, and several others
Provide emergency radio communications in times of disaster to help your family and neighbors

Plus, if you are currently a student:

Volunteer Activities look very good on college applications (required for many schools and scholarships)
Obtaining an FCC Ham Radio License looks really good on a job application
The activities and technology of Ham Radio can lead to a career in electronics or communications

Questions, please contact Charlie Hanson/N7ERG at (406) 696-2039, or email him at

YRC Club Website:

I am sorry I did not see your message until just now :( I was already on the road by this point please forgive me.

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