This will happen when Club log determines one of the following situations:
- The QSO was not a direct point to point QSO, but was made via a relay using an intermediate technology
- The QSO was a cross-band QSO
QSOs made in either of those circumstances do not count towards DXCC.
How does Club Log know that the QSO was not a direct point-to-point QSO?
Club Log determines this from the ADIF PROP_MODE field. If the PROP MODE field in a QSO record has one of the following values, Club Log knows the QSO was not a direct point to point QSO:
Some operations are known to be satellite only, in which case an exception is added mapping all QSOs within the exception period to "SATELLITE, INTERNET or REPEATER".
ECH - Echolink
INTERNET - Internet assisted
RPT - Terrestrial or atmospheric repeater or transponder
SAT - Satellite
DSTAR - Internet assisted (this is a generalisation but generally is true)
How does Club Log know that a QSO is cross-band?
Club Log determines this from the ADIF BAND_TX and BAND_RX fields. If the BAND_TX value in a QSO record has a value that is different to that for the BAND_RX field, the QSO is determined to be cross-band.