On November 16, 2015, the FCC opened a filing window for 69 non-commercial educational (NCE) translator applications filed during the 2003 Auction 83 "Great Translator Invasion" window which remain mutually exclusive.
These 69 applicants must file a full Form 349 including section IV for Point System Factors.
The 69 applicants, divided into 31 groups will have until December 16, 2015 where they can make "minor" changes to their applications. Any major changes, new conflicts or new mutually exclusitivity will result in dismissal with no opportunity to amend.
MX applicants are in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Most groups are two applicants. One group spanning Indiana and Kentucky has 4 applicants.
Applications will be accepted first-come, first-served. There is no application freeze for LPFM.
If mutual exclusitivity remains after December 16, 2015, a point system will be used. 7 total points are possible: