I was the same way. Being new to Delaware, I needed a new scanner for the digital stuff. After spending over $500, I figured I was ready. Well, few weeks gone by and I was stumped.
Now, I am pretty good at programming it (Had it for about 2 months) and using the software. At first, a member here gave me the files for all Delaware scanning. I have since learned to modifiy some of that info, to customize for me....but, loading it in the software help me understand.
Now that I know how to use it, I love it. Best scanner I ever owned. I even program the Fire-Tone out for my local fire deparment when I visit Long Island, where I am originally from.
Now, I am not a super expert, but I know enough to get it going.
I live New Castle, DE, and would be willing to help you with what ever you need.
Best of luck -