I stumbled upon a way to connect the Vertica V2 running LK8000 (aka glider guider, Avier) to Condor without the Ca42 or DKU5.
I was so fed up with my cable that didn't work I decided to download XCSoar and see if I could get that to communicate via wifi. Well the V2 doesn't have wifi, but what I found was way better! There is a article describing how to connect XCSoar to condor using a program called GPSGate. The program (gps gate) translates the NMEA signal to the V2 into data that it can read, behaving like a serial port.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE A SPECIAL CABLE, YOU CAN USE A NORMAL MINI USB 5 PIN CABLE
Active sync (now windows mobile device center) make the connection between the PC and Pocket PC (V2, Avier) and GPS Gate. Gps gate has to be running on both devices.
Here is the tutorial:http://xcsoar.wikia.com/wiki/Faq:Simulator
"If you don't have a serial cable you can use your USB connection with a special software:
) is a software to split one GPS-source into many 'virtual' sources, so that more than one program can use a single GPS-source and it’s able to sent the GPS-source via ActiveSync
How to setup this?
Part I: Setup your Windows
1) Use GPSGate 2.6 or higher
2) Load GPSGate for Windows: http://franson.com/gpsgate/
3) Start GPSGate
4) Don’t use the Wizard click on “Advanced setup…”
5) Set “Virtual COM” as input (e.g. Com 2) and click “Open”
6) Go to “Output” and add “ActiveSync”
7) Start Condor
Enable NMEA output at setup-dialogue and choose your virtual COM port (COM2 - see above)
Now, GPSGate will take the GPS-data from Condor and provides it via ActiveSync
Part II: Setup your PocketPC
1) Install GPSGate for PocketPC: http://franson.com/gpsgate/
2) Don’t use the Wizard click "Manual"
3) Choose "ActiveSync" as GPS-input
4) Create "Virtual COM Port" as output for your GPS-data (e.g. COM5)
5) Start XCSoar
6) choose your virtual COM port (COM5) as GPS-input
I hope you have success with this small tutorial."
Hopefully others can read this post before making the cable.