Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Coast of Canada - God's Country
Welcome Aboard M8!
Welcome to the fray.
First please define what gear you have => Dish, LNB, & Reciever, (Multiswitch?) as subtle differences in troubleshooting occur depending on what is installed. Is this the first time any of the gear has been used? Is the mast for the Dish plumb (vertical) in both planes? Where are you located ? (So we can check your elevation, asimuth & skew values. Or you can check them at Dishpointer.com )
Assuming the gear is not defective, my first guess is you've dialed into F2, and drifted off the FR1 bird. There is only a 4 degree difference between the 2 Birds, and it's not hard if the mast is not plumb. F2 has mostly HD Channels and some radio stations. However try channel 700 (SRC Montreal (CBFT)). I think it's an SD channel on F2.
Try Channels 335, 417, 653, 457, 331, & 409. These are all on different transponders on FR1. So if you get none of them, you are definitely not tuned into that Bird. Even if you don't subscribe to a channel you can find out what it's signal strength & quality values are by going into the Options Screens and check out installation and tuning.
I hope this is helpful.