This is an example of a real QSO made by EA6VQ that could help understand beginners the right procedure for calling CQ and making a QSO via the Moon. (Please notice that the values of date, time, azimuth, elevation, etc. shown are not the real values but the values when I recreated the QSO from the WAV files in order to make this page)
In this case I was going to call CQ on my usual frequency (144.139 MHz) and transmitting the first period (even minutes), so I:
Tuned the transceiver to that frequency
Blanked the "To radio" and "Grid" input boxes, pressing the F4 key
Checked the "Tx first" box (as I had to TX first period)
Unchecked the "Freeze" box, so that the program would try to decode any signal he could detect.
Selected the Text 6 (CQ....)
Set the "Auto" to ON so that the program would control the TX and RX sequencing automatically.
In this way the program was transmitting my CQ the first periods (even minutes) and listening the second periods (odd minutes). After some time I could see a strong signal in the SpecJT window.
And when the program decoded I could see it was S52LM answering my CQ. Then I:
Double clicked on the "S52LM" text. This simple action performs automatically the following:
Fills the "To Radio" box with the text you have double clicked on
Looks for that callsign in the CALLS3.TXT file and if it finds it fills the "Grid" box with the corresponding grid square
Generate the appropriate transmission texts
Select the "Text 2" as the text to send (When someone answer your CQ you should send him the "O" report [OOO])
Clicked with the mouse on the red spike (that corresponds to the frequency of the JT65B Sync tone) and checked the "Freeze" box. With this simple actions I told the program that I wanted it to concentrate on decoding signals which Sync tone was right on that frequency.
Decreased the value of "Tol" to 50 (50 Hz). This is like setting a passband filter of that width, so the program will not take care of other Sync signals, even although you still could see them in the SpecJT window.
So, the next TX period the program sent the "Text 2" (Callsigns and "O" report) and then passed to RX. Then I could see the following in the SpecJT window.
and after the decoding I could see that S52LM had send me an "RO", confirming that he had received my "O" report and at the same time sent me an "O" report as well. (Please notice that in EME it's not meaningful to use the RST report because the signals are almost always too weak, so the normal is to exchange an "O" report, meaning that both stations are capable of copying each other.) I selected the "Text 4" (RRR) to confirm him I had received his "RO".
WSJT transmitted my "RRR" message and then passed to RX again. This time I could see the following in SpecJT.
And when WSJT decoded the message I could see that S52LM was sending me a 73 message. (An EME QSO is considered complete when one of the stations receives the "RRR", not before. Sending or receiving the "Text 5" (73) as a final courtesy message is not required to consider the QSO as complete but it's a common practice to send it once, after having received the "RRR" or "73" from the partner station). So I selected "Text 5".
After having sent "73" for one period I was ready to continue calling CQ, so I:
Pressed the F4 key, that blanks the "To radio" and "Grid" boxes, and unchecks the "Freeze"
Selected the "Text 6" ("CQ .....")
Clicked the "Erase" button to clear the received texts area
Clicked the "Clear Avg" button to reset the message averaging
So, In next TX period I continued CQing, waiting for more calls.
Easy, isn't it?