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Photos by Robert Whittaker Page last updated: 2018-05-29

Hutton overlooks the lively seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare and lies at the western end of the Chew Valley. The Mendip Hills screen large parts of the valley from the main Mendip transmitter, as can be seen by the large gap to the east of Weston on the UHF coverage map on the Mendip page. Reception in this area is provided by the Ubley, Burrington and Hutton relays.

Hutton has two UHF panels pointing west which provide reception for the village of Hutton itself and the southern end of Weston. On the reverse side, four UHF panels send a signal east, covering Banwell, Sandford,
Churchill and on down the Chew valley until the Burrington relay takes over.

Hutton is also a BBC national FM filler, relaying Wenvoe to the Weston area. The single transmit log periodic antenna appears to service areas in the shadow of Worlebury Hill, which is to the north of the town.

Hutton also carries DAB services to Weston for the NOW Bristol & Bath multiplex.

Hutton was originally an IBA landlord site which entered service with 3 UHF TV channels on 15th December 1978, with Channel 4 from January 1984. BBC national FM radio was added on 8th July 1993, Bristol local DAB from 30th January 2001 and Radio Bristol from 7th December 2011.

DSO was on 24th March and 7th April 2010.

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