i thought i programmed the local sheriffs office frequencies right which use EDACS, but everytime my scanner picks something up, i don't hear talking, i hear electronic sounds. anyone know what i did wrong?
That is correct. Your scanner may track the talk groups, but the it cannot decode the signal for you to listen to the conversations. Read the sticky in the general forum area on 'will there ever be a provoice scanner' and also check out the Wiki.