Understood that the RR submission standards are supposed to prevent it, but that's just not happening. Several systems in my area have important designators in the Alpha Tag field but not the description field. For example, from Boulder County:
Boulder County, Colorado (CO) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
In the first group notice that the Alpha tags have the "color" designators for the channels, yet the description field has a generic tag with no reference to the color designators, which are sometimes referenced in communications.
I picked a few other counties at random and it's not just a Colorado/Boulder problem. Here's one from Utah:
Salt Lake County, Utah (UT) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
Note that the EMS channel numbers (5, 6, 7) are in the alpha tag, yet the description references just "Fire/EMS" for multiple channels. Same thing further down in the "Murray" section - Alpha tag has "Murray 1,2,3" while the description only has "Police". Lots of other channels on the page suffer from the same issue. I spot checked a half a dozen other random counties and found examples of this problem in every instance. It's a widespread issue throughout the database. The information is there - but usually the Alpha tag has better designators than the description field.
I can work around it by doing spreadsheet tricks and flipping the alpha channel label into the description field, but it's a pain and makes it a hassle to update lists when systems change.
Any chance that it could be offered as a configurable option somewhere down the road since it's such a widespread issue?