Over the years Michael participated in many CW contests from DX locations - with "Team Vertical" from Jamaica, Fiji, Bahamas as 6Y2A, 6Y8A, 6Y9A, 3D2XA, 3D2OK, C6AAW. He also operated from HC8N, Galapagos. Since 2003 he held a CQWW CW world record in Single Op/Single Band (15)/Low power category.
Michael's non-contesting DX-trips include CE0Y/WA6O, FO0SHA, ZK1WAL.
In his professional life, he is a software engineer with Ph.D degree in computer science. He works for HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. Michael is married and has two sons.