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 compensate the MX applicant for their engineering services required to specify a new channel if they agree to change their channel to accommodate your full-time operation on your chosen channel.
No, in this scenario, the 4-point applicants cannot automatically win the channel by forming a time-share agreement. Since the 5-point applicant has a higher score, they cannot aggregate points with the 4-point applicants.
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: