Conditions on HF today are pretty horrible. I can barely hear anyone on 40 meters. Very low signals on 20 meters. Even 27.555 is dead quiet. This might explain it: http://www.solarham.net/planetk.htm
On VHF things just seem somewhat weird today. I know that might not be a very good technical term but that’s how I see it.
And one more thing. Although certainly off topic, when one sends an email, one should be sure to send it using the correct email address! Ooops.