Changing channels, even briefly, for the purpose of testing to resolve interference issues, requires compliance with FCC regulations and careful consideration of potential impacts on other stations and listeners. Here are some important points to consider:
No, an applicant cannot propose a different channel and aggregate their points as part of an overall solution during the MX (Mutually Exclusive) application process for LPFM (Low-Power FM) stations.
Yes, you can submit minor amendments during the 90-day window. Minor amendments generally cannot create new conflicts, and as a result, they will likely not receive protection from Closed MX Window participants.
No, major modifications will have limitations during the settlement window. They will only be available for stations identified as mutually exclusive (MX) in the public notice announcing the window. Major modifications in this context should solely serve the purpose of resolving mutual exclusivity issues.
When an MX (Mutually Exclusive) group includes both a 5-point applicant and a 4-point applicant, a point-based preference system is used to determine the tentative selectee within the group. Here’s how it typically works: