Satellite Team

The Volunteer Satellite communications team is responsible for the deployment, operation and maintenance of the HCEM Satellite Communication capabilities. It consists of portable, mobile and command center units that leverage Geostationary Satellites for Internet Data and Voice communications. Members of the team require an understanding of Satellite hardware operating principles, Voice over IP technology and networking skills. 

Why Join Us?

Using your Information Technology, Radio or Communications experience with the team is a great way to give back to your community and help save lives and property in an emergency. 

Ready to Get Involved?

Join our Satellite Team today and become a vital asset in our local community emergency response. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced radio enthusiast, our team provides a supportive environment where you can learn, grow, and contribute meaningfully.

To learn more about what to do next, visit our Get Involved page to submit an application.


Joe Pieria

Joe Pereira

Comms Group

Satellite Team Leader

Phone: 317-770-3381


Joe has 30 years of experience in Information Technology, Telecommunications and Physical Alarm Security services. His background includes working with Alarm Center datacenters and communicating with Emergency Operations Centers globally like our Hamilton County 911 center. He is excited to build out this new aspect of RACES and Hamilton County Emergency Operations.