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Offline METARMan

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For sale - CBME80 laser beam ceilometer
« on: October 08, 2018, 10:09:01 AM »
S/N #933
CBME 80 laser beam ceilometer
Measurement height: 24,610 ft.
Last serviced 2009
From a military FMQ-19 AWOS unit from Coastal Environmental Systems
Comes with power cords from MesoTech, currently connected to TerraTerm for data.  Works well.

Asking $1,500.  Contact me with any questions.

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Re: For sale - CBME80 laser beam ceilometer
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 11:02:58 AM »
Interesting, but beyond my budget or available room on my small city lot anyways.

I was wondering if this requires FAA approval before going online.

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Re: For sale - CBME80 laser beam ceilometer
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 11:10:25 AM »
It does not require FAA approval.  This unit is smaller than most ceilometers.  There is a handle on each side that allows it to be picked up.  I put it in my garage when not in use.

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Re: For sale - CBME80 laser beam ceilometer
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 10:27:01 AM »
Here is an example of the data the CBME displays.  It's picking up multiple cloud layers over the last 25 minutes (each 30 seconds the unit takes a sample of the sky above it) between 14,000 and 20,000 feet. 

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Re: For sale - CBME80 laser beam ceilometer
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 06:01:56 PM »
How much maintenance do they require, or just keep on chugging along.
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Re: For sale - CBME80 laser beam ceilometer
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 06:21:01 PM »
For the most part the ceilometers are maintenance free. I have had no issues with it.  It will need a new LIDAR (projector) when the current one fails and eventually the heater that keeps the laser warm and the frozen precip melted will need replaced.   However, this unit has worked fine since I've owned it.

Ceilometers are usually only serviced when they break. 

MesoTech is the company that handles the refurbishing of Eliasson ceilometers in the United States.

In the field I occasionally see Qualimetrics ceilometers from the 90s still in use at certain airports.  Kind of remarkable.   

I do not know how long this ceilometer will last before refurbishing is needed.   Just like a car, some last 10 years, some 20+.

http://www.eliasson.com

http://mesotech.com

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