Dave, you are correct, to be considered an official activation you can not operate from/use your truck or genset for power. SOTA rules place no restrictions on how you approach the summit or how your equipment gets to the top, 4X4, helicopter, mountain bike, mule, motorcycle or goat are all fair game. The operator, however, must ascend the final 75 feet of elevation under their own power.
WG0AT with others activated Pikes last year by driving to the summit and setting up. They then descended/re-ascended 75' on foot to make it an official activation.
Last edited by Seldom Seen; 12-12-2013 at 06:19 PM.