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Cyclic division algebra (CDA) has recently become a major technique to construct space-time block codes with nonvanishing determinant (NVD). One of the key steps in this technique is the determination of non-norm elements and a sufficient condition for the determination has been given by Kiran and Rajan lately based on algebraic number theory. In this paper, based on Kiran and Rajan's condition, we present a more elementary condition for non-norm elements when signals are QAM or HEX, which is easier to check. With this elementary condition, non-norm elements with smaller absolute values than the existing ones can be found.