I wanted to get a ch called ACCESS that is supposed to be FTA according to Lyngsat but shne I scan it don't pick up any transponders and I know I'm in the footprint and also have a strong signal on a spectrum analyzer.Why is this?
Access Network is in the clear, using a Digicipher 2 receiver. Since you are in Canada, check out the used receiver market, and see if you can find someone selling a previously authorized Star Choice receiver at a good price. Once it has been authorized, channels in the "free play" mode, which include 351-Access and 354-Knowledge Network, will work on such receivers.
There are a total of less than ten channels on Anik F1R which should work on that type of receiver. As far as using it on other satellites, you would have to re-map the channel memory, and are probably asking for problems attempting to "explore" elsewhere. If that is your intention, locate a DSR-905 sidecar that has been previously used, and play with it. Less repercussions with memory issues.