Does “unable to communicate” count as a violation that shows up in your record?
No this is not a violation, your just disconnected from the server:)
oh no wonder
The “Unable to Communicate” violation is issued when a controller can’t contact an aircraft. Instead of issuing a proper violation, and having to reverse it. This command simply disconnects you from the server. You may restart your flight, or continue offline. This “Violation” does not count towards your history.
It’s also used if an aircraft isn’t responding to your messages and is interfering with traffic.