Yeah I am pretty sure it needs an activator, but I really dont feel like fooling around with this. I now remember why I started printing in pt, there is just something about silver prints that does not satisfy me any more. Trying to make a hybrid really is not something I feel deserves the effort and expense.
Michael, go for it, I am going to stay with pd and pt/pd and try to keep perfecting my technique. If you do get something unusual let us know.